Debate Shows Voters Face Clear Choice on Energy

Debate Shows Voters Face Clear Choice on Energy

Contact: Melissa Harrison, NRDC Action Fund, 202-486-1905, [email protected]

Debate Shows Voters Face Clear Choice on Energy            

WASHINGTON (October 16, 2012) – Following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the NRDC Action Fund, on tonight’s debate between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney:

“Tonight’s town hall debate casts in bold relief the clashing priorities of the two tickets on energy and environmental policy. The Romney-Paul agenda was written and paid for by the dirty fuels industry, and designed for its own benefit. The Obama-Biden agenda puts people and their well-being first, and it understands that a clean energy policy is also good for our economy. This is a contrast everyone gets.”


The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to achieve the passage of legislation that jump-starts the clean energy economy, reduces pollution, and sustains vibrant communities for all Americans. Now is the time for leadership and action from our elected officials — our current goal is a comprehensive clean energy policy that will repower our economy and fuel our future.

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