For Immediate Release
Sierra Club Launches Ad Campaign to Push Congress to Protect American Jobs and Extend Clean Energy Incentives
WASHINGTON - The Sierra Club announced a new advertising campaign today to pressure Congress to extend clean energy incentives that have helped create more than 200,000 jobs over the past decade. These incentives are currently being negotiated as part of a broad tax credit extenders package likely to be voted on before Congress adjourns for its holiday recess.
“This is Congress’ chance to protect more than 200,000 jobs and build a stronger economy,” said Melinda Pierce, Sierra Club’s Legislative Director. “These clean energy incentives have been a boon to many American workers across the country and extending them will not only protect their jobs, but create thousands more.”
The ad campaign includes print and digital advertisements running in Washington publications until the end of next week.
“The American people are counting on Congress to protect their jobs and grow the clean energy economy,” Pierce said. “Congress should not leave town without passing these essential incentives.”
The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.