Palo Alto, CA – The Sierra Club today announced its endorsement of Rep. Mike Honda for election to the U.S. Congress to represent California’s 17th Congressional District, based on his consistently strong record on environmental issues.
“Mike Honda has been a leader on improving Silicon Valley’s environment for decades,” said John Cordes, a Sunnyvale resident and Chapter Director of the Loma Prieta Chapter of Sierra Club. “As a County Supervisor, he created the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority, which has allowed Silicon Valley to undergo its rapid growth while preserving the natural environment. When the Federal government dragged its feet on remediation of Mt. Umunhum, Mike showed leadership by securing the funds needed to make it happen, and the site will soon be open for the public to enjoy. We couldn’t ask for a more effective leader on local environmental issues than Congressman Mike Honda.”
In Congress, Rep. Honda has fought to protect wild lands and species, opposed unregulated fracking and the extension of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and has steadfastly supported the Environmental Protection Agency in protecting air and water quality, including regulating carbon emissions from power plants and cleaning up water table contamination from perchlorates.
“Mike Honda has consistently stuck up for the environment in Congress, making sure that Americans can count on clean air and water wherever they live,” said David Scott, Sierra Club President. “He has been a key partner in fighting against threats to public safety like unregulated fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline. Sierra Club is proud to endorse Congressman Honda for re-election in 2014.”
The Sierra Club has 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide, and the Loma Prieta and San Francisco Bay Chapters, which both include parts of California’s 17th Congressional District, together have more than 30,000 members.
Paid for by the Sierra Club Political Committee, www.sierraclub.org, and authorized by Mike Honda for Congress.