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Applauds Teamsters for Embracing Clean Energy
Statement of Sierra Club Conservation Director Greg Haegele
The Teamsters have recognized today that we can't drill our way out of this mess. We want to help lift American families and workers out of the hole we're in, and to do so we need to stop subsidizing big oil and start investing in clean energy.
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The Teamsters and the Sierra Club have both worked for more than a century to build a better nation. We have an opportunity now to shift the course of this nation towards a clean energy economy that will create jobs, stimulate the economy, and protect our clean air, water, and natural treasures.
We applaud the Teamsters for their bold vision of the future. We are proud to stand with them. We look forward to working to create green jobs and a clean energy economy together.
Anne M. Woiwode, State Director
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