Washington, D.C. – LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement on the 2016 Democratic National Committee (DNC) platform draft:
“This DNC platform draft is the most pro-environment ever and is a reflection of how far we have come in just four years. We commend the Platform Drafting Committee for doing away with the “all of the above” energy strategy of 2012, and instead, making the fight against climate change and the transition to a clean energy economy a top priority. This platform draft stands in stark contrast with Donald Trump’s appalling rhetoric on climate change and underscores the urgency of ensuring that we elect climate champion Hillary Clinton our next president. It’s imperative that we not only defend but quickly build on the incredible progress of the last year, including the finalization of the Clean Power Plan in August, the rejection of the dirty and dangerous Keystone pipeline in November, the historic international climate agreement in Paris in December, the moratorium on new coal-leasing on federal lands in January, the protection of the East Coast from offshore drilling in March, and the first-ever standards to cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry in May.”
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