Press Democrat, Letter to the Editor by Mark Green
Originally published here.
As the founding executive director of Sonoma County Conservation Action, I assessed hundreds of candidates’ environmental credentials. And I can say with confidence that Jared Huffman is our best environmental choice for Congress.
The Sierra Club and the California League of Conservation Voters agree. A former water policy attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Huffman has a 20-year record of delivering results for our environment. He has a stellar environmental voting record in the Assembly. He crafted innovative policies and successfully shepherded them into law — laws that blocked Southern California water grabs from Northern California rivers, established Sonoma County’s Regional Climate Protection Authority, created clean energy jobs and established consumer protections against toxics. He fought powerful interests to get those bills passed, proving he has both the legislative skills and the spine to do the right thing.
Congress isn’t a place for on-the-job training, and the North Coast doesn’t need representation that talks the right line but can’t get anything done. I enthusiastically support Jared Huffman for Congress and urge my fellow environmentalists to do the same.
Mark Green, Sebastopol