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Bethesda, MD – January 29, 2018 – The Montgomery County group of Sierra Club endorsed County Councilmember Roger Berliner in his bid for Montgomery County Executive today.

Berliner said: “I am honored to have received the endorsement of the Montgomery County Sierra Club, a 6,000+ member environmental organization. It is one of the most coveted endorsements in Montgomery County. Together, we realize that we can protect the environment and create a thriving green economy for our County. With the Trump Administration’s daily threats to our environment, taking strong action at the local level is more urgent than ever.

I believe climate change is among the most serious threats to life on our planet.  It is why promoting sustainability at every level has been such a priority of mine.  On the Council, I was proud to have led the charge on banning fracking, making our county government “carbon neutral,” working towards divestment from fossil fuels, and creating the county’s first Green Bank. As County Executive, I will work every day to expand upon these environmental advances in order to ensure that Montgomery County remains one of the most sustainable communities in America.”

As Chairman of the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, Councilmember Berliner has shown a longstanding commitment to a progressive environmental policy.  He was the lead sponsor of more than two dozen pieces of legislation aimed at fighting climate change and protecting our environment.

“Councilmember Berliner is an energy lawyer who has sponsored much of the Council’s environmental and climate-related legislation.  As a twice-elected Council President, we believe Roger Berliner will couple his ability to bring people together with his demonstrated strong commitment to making major progress on energy and climate issues,” said the Sierra Club about their decision to back Roger Berliner.

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