Sierra Club Statement on Retirement of Congressman Henry Waxman
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Henry Waxman announced he was retiring from the House of Representatives after 20 terms of distinguished service.
In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:
"Henry Waxman's retirement marks a sad day, but his legacy will serve as an inspiration to keep up the fight he has championed for so long. Make no mistake -- Henry Waxman’s service and leadership have done nothing less than help ensure action on climate disruption and clean air are national priorities. Ask anyone fighting for healthier communities, safer workplaces, or a brighter future for our families and they will tell you Henry was not just standing by their side, but leading the way. His name was on the most comprehensive piece of climate and clean energy legislation ever to come before the House, his voice has been raised in every battle to hold big polluters accountable, and his example should be followed by generations of lawmakers to come.”
About the Sierra ClubThe Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and litigation. For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.org.