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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Sierra Club: Warner’s Vote to Advance Tillerson Confirmation “Extremely Disappointing”

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA -

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Mark Warner voted for cloture on the nomination of former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, effectively helping advance Tillerson’s confirmation.

Kate Addleson, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Released the Following Statement in Response:

“Rex Tillerson is an unacceptable candidate for Secretary of State. While CEO of Exxon, he knowingly covered up the reality of climate change, showing his willingness to put his company's profits over people's health and safety.

Senator Warner's support for advancing such a contemptible and untrustworthy nominee is extremely disappointing. If Warner remains committed to providing a positive future for Virginians and our nation, he will vote against Tillerson's confirmation.”

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