Green for Angelides, Green for Westly
|The Sierra Club has endorsed both Phil Angelides and Steve Westly. The dual announcements by the candidates, however, only point out that they were endorsed.|
“I am honored to receive the Sierra Club’s endorsement,” said Angelides. “As a private citizen and as Treasurer, I have put environmental protection at the center of my work. As Governor, I will fight every day to protect California’s coastline, work hard to protect our forests and improve the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink. Protecting our environment will be at the top of my list of priorities.”
“As Governor, Phil Angelides will continue the Sierra Club tradition of protecting the coast, our parks and public health from pollution,” said former Sierra Club Southern California Regional Representative Bob Hattoy. “Phil Angelides will ensure we preserve California’s precious natural resources for generations to come.”
The Westly folks countered:
Controller and State Lands Commission Chair Steve Westly’s campaign for Governor today announced Westly has been endorsed by the largest environmental organization in the state, Sierra Club California.
Sierra Club California Senior Representative Bill Magavern said, “Sierra Club California is pleased to endorse your candidacy for Governor. We believe that you have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to environmental protection, and we are confident that you will continue to be a champion of California’s air, water and wild places,” in a letter sent today to Controller Westly.