Voters Demand Economic Change That Clean Energy Can Provide

Voters Demand Economic Change That Clean Energy Can Provide

WASHINGTON (November 3, 2010) — The election was about one overarching issue: voter dissatisfaction about the economy, and they took out that frustration on the ruling party.

That tsunami took down Democratic incumbents all around the country.

“But let’s be clear. There was no mandate on turning back the clock on environmental protection. Polls galore show continued and strong public support for making continued progress to protect our health and boost our economy,” said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the NRDC Action Fund. “Americans want us to unleash our ingenuity to develop clean-energy alternatives while combating climate change.”

“We look forward to working with the next Congress and the Obama administration. But those who seek to reverse 40 years of environmental progress will find us fighting for the American public who made it clear yesterday that they want clean air and clean water. Among them are those who overwhelmingly defeated an oil industry-sponsored ballot initiative designed to gut California’s first-in-the-nation climate change law and re-elected most of the House members who voted for the House clean energy bill last year.”

“We stand with them all in saying: ‘In America, there is no turning back. There is only moving forward.'”

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