GoLocal Prov: [Video] Three RI Environmental Groups Endorse Regunberg for Lt. Governor

Three Rhode Island environmental groups are endorsing Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Aaron Regunberg.

The Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and 350 RI all support Regunberg in his race against Dan McKee.

“With the support of Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, and 350 RI, our campaign will fight for a future that is fair for all of us. Fighting climate change is a moral necessity. It's also an incredible economic opportunity for our state, and as Lieutenant Governor I will bring people together to pass a Green New Deal that can put thousands of Rhode Islanders to work transitioning our economy to 100% clean energy,” said Regunberg.

The Endorsements

The Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and 350 RI all announced that they are backing Regunberg’s Green Leadership as well as his record.

“Big polluters and fossil fuel companies pay expensive lobbyists to try to get their way in the State House. Sierra Club enthusiastically endorses Aaron Regunberg for Lieutenant Governor because our communities need a strong voice standing up for a clean energy future. Aaron has passed legislation putting Rhode Islanders to work expanding wind and solar energy, and we know he will continue to lead these critical fights,” said James Restivo of the Sierra Club.

“Clean Water Action very rarely makes endorsements this early. This speaks to how excited we are about Aaron’s candidacy, and how confident we are that Aaron will be effective and principled in using the Lieutenant Governor’s office to fight for clean water and clean air for all Rhode Island families,” said John Berard of Clean Water Action.

Alexandra Duryea of 350 RI added, “our future is on the line. And with climate-deniers running Washington, it’s never been more important to have champions like Aaron fighting for bold action at the state level.”

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