Sierra Club endorses Biden for president 

Sierra Club endorses Biden for president 
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The Sierra Club, one of the nation’s most influential environmental groups, endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Biden campaign sells 'I paid more income taxes than Trump' stickers Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose MORE for president on Monday. 

“We are confident that Joe Biden will be the champion for climate justice that America needs in the White House. As Americans head to the polls in November, our country will be facing crises on multiple fronts, including a climate emergency that disproportionately harms communities of color,” Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a statement. 

The club’s preference for Biden over President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' Third judge orders Postal Service to halt delivery cuts MORE is not a surprise, as the organization has sued the current administration over numerous issues including the border wall, power plant regulations and vehicle emission standards. Other major green groups such as the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund have already backed the former vice president.


“No president has been worse for our environment or our nation's public health than Donald Trump. He has sold off our public lands to corporate polluters, waged unprecedented attacks on environmental protections, and prioritized the desires of fossil fuel company executives over the best interests of the American people at every turn,” Brune’s statement said. 

Biden has recently made overtures to environmentalists, including those in the more progressive wing of the party, by expanding his climate platform. 

Last month, he unveiled a new $2 trillion climate and infrastructure proposal that includes making electricity generation carbon free by 2035. 

But not every environmentalist was entirely satisfied, with progressive Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash recently telling The Washington Post that the organization will campaign for Biden but will stop short of a formal endorsement. 

Prakash was a member of a unity climate task force created by Biden and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose The role (un)happiness plays in how people vote MORE (I-Vt.) that recommended that Biden adopt the 2035 carbon-free power goal among other measures.