AFTER TRUMP EMBRACE OF FOSSIL FUELS, MAJOR U.S. ENVIRO GROUP ENDORSES CLINTON

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31 may 2016


Major environmental group backs Hillary Clinton in its first presidential endorsement


By Abby Phillip, Washington Post May 31

A major environmental group, the NRDC Action Fund, endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in its first political endorsement in a presidential election.

In a statement, the NRDC Action Fund, a political affiliate of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the unprecedented endorsement reflects a need for left-leaning groups to unite against Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee.

“Hillary Clinton is an environmental champion with the passion, experience and savvy to build on President Obama’s environmental legacy,” Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC Action Fund, said in a statement. “More than any other candidate running, Hillary Clinton understands the environmental challenges America faces, and her approach to solving them is grounded in the possibility and promise our democracy affords us.”

Suh specifically cited Trump's recent energy speech in North Dakota as one of the main rationales for the announcement.

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