In a sign that environmental issues remain a serious concern for Democratic primary voters, some of the most contentious moments of the gubernatorial race have come over fracking and fossil fuel pipelines.
Statement by Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Action Fund / Food & Water Watch
Many of the state’s leading gubernatorial candidates offered substantive answers to a range of questions about clean energy, fossil fuels, and water policy in a new survey from Food & Water Watch Action Fund, the political lobbying counterpart of the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch.
RICHMOND, VA – Today, the environmental advocacy organization Food & Water Action Fund, the political advocacy organization supporting the educational work of Food & Water Watch, joined Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Our Revolution and Climate Hawks Vote in endorsing Tom Perriello to be the next governor of Virginia.
For five years, Food & Water Watch has worked to ban fracking because we’ve determined that it presents unacceptable risks to our water supply. We’ve worked alongside grassroots activists across the country – including in the states of New York and Maryland – to pass bans and other ordinances against fracking.
Now, we’re taking on dirty energy for another reason: climate chaos.
With the Trump administration firmly committed to an agenda that promotes the interests of polluting fossil fuel corporations over public health, bold local action is required to protect public health and advance a progressive vision.
Larry Krasner has dedicated his career to defending our city’s most vulnerable communities, and he has spent decades fighting to defend the free speech rights of activists working for peace and social justice.
Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees tell a story, and it’s one that confirms our worst fears about his election: he and his team will likely continue the deregulatory, anti-environment and anti-voting rights agenda that we’ve seen from the likes of the Koch Brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council. With this new administration, we’ll have to work even harder to protect our environment, our access to safe food and clean water, our civil rights, and our very democracy itself.
It’s not surprising that the Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative programs never discuss reducing fossil fuel use or transitioning to renewables.