CA-46: The Sierra Club Endorses Debbie Cook for Congress!

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Sierra Club Endorses Debbie Cook

Conservation Group Praises Work to Protect California’s Environment

The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club today announced the national Sierra Club’s endorsement of Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook in the 2008 election. The Angeles Chapter spans the areas of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

“We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endorses Debbie Cook for the 46th Congressional District,” said Susana Reyes, Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Political Committee. “We are confident that she will continue work to protect California’s environment, for our families and for our future.”  Debbie worked to protect the special habitat of Bolsa Chica Wetlands. She has been actively supportive of clean beaches, safe drinking water, and parks. She helped lead the fight to prevent massive dumping of partially treated wastewater into the ocean, and educated others of the folly of a proposed ocean desalination plant. In 2007, she co-sponsored with only six other cities in Orange County to join the U.S. Mayors Agreement on Global Warming. She has worked on the international stage to educate the public and policy makers about peak oil and the resultant challenges for local government and citizens.

“We are deeply grateful to Debbie Cook for her work as Chair of the Southern California Association of Governments Energy and Environment Committee, where she guided energy and transportation policies that take into account greenhouse gas emissions said Stephanie Pacheco, Vice-Chair of the Orange County Political Committee. She is a true environmental champion who not only votes correctly on environmental issues, but also leads the fight to protect both California and U.S. clean air, clean water and special places.”

Along with the endorsement, the Sierra Club will lend its volunteer strength to Debbie Cook’s campaign.

“We pledge to do all we can to help ensure Mayor Debbie Cook is elected,” concluded Carole Mintzer, Chair of the Orange County Political Committee. “Scores of Sierra Club volunteers will contact voters on her behalf and we will speak to the public as often as possible about her exemplary environmental record. We look forward to a victory party for the environment on election night and to many years of Debbie fighting for the environment as a US Representative.”

Along with the endorsement, the Sierra Club will lend its volunteer strength
to Debbie Cooks campaign.

  11 comments for “CA-46: The Sierra Club Endorses Debbie Cook for Congress!

  1. May 27, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Congratulations to Mayor Debbie Cook!

  2. EZ
    May 27, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Well congratulatuins indeed. That is one endorsement that should put Miss Debie over the top – with the highly conservative congressional district.

  3. May 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    EZ – Are you saying that conservatives don’t support the environment? I think you might be wrong.

  4. EZ
    May 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Heather – Yes conservatives do support the environment. But they do not look favorably on the leftist policies of the Sierra Club.

  5. May 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm


    Ha! So the Sierra Club is “extreme” for wanting to save our planet? And if the Sierra Club is “extremist”, then what would you call the far right anti-environment folks Dana Rohrabacher agrees with on issues like offshore oil drilling and climate crisis denial? “Dangerous Radicals”?

    I’m curious to see your answer. 😉

  6. EZ
    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm


    At $4 per gallon (with no end in sight) I do not believe that off-shore drilling, employing environmentally sound practices (out of sight from shore – I do love the beach views), is a radical solution to the increasing cost of energy.

    That is just one of the “radical” solutions I would propose. And I think that with the escalating cost of energy other “radical solutions”, such as safe clean nuclear and clean coal will come into play.

    Don’t get me started on the fake “global warming” issue – or is it now “climate change”? 30 years ago it was the coming ice age – give me a break!

    The radical left, including the Sierra Club, will not be successful in forcing the American people into dinky unsafe shoe box cars, mass transit or teeny tiny apartments in the city. It just won’t happen.

    Why do you think that GBW was elected and re-elected? A part of the reason is that he is connected to Texas oil. However, oil is not the solution to our energy needs past about 40 to 50 years out – but we need that time to develope alternatives.

  7. May 27, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    EZ, it’s EZ to see who the extremist is here. Environmental groups don’t come more moderate, mainstream and business friendly than the Sierra Club. Maybe you’re thinking of Earth First or something. The Sierra Club endorsement WILL help the Mayor in my neck of the woods.

    Offshore drilling, global warming is a hoax… oh I’ve got it, you’re Crazy Dana posting anonymously aren’t you?

  8. May 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm


    OK… So the climate crisis is a complete myth? And our nation’s foreign affairs are really run by The Trilateral Commission? And the “wacko enviros” just want to stop offshore drilling to stop us from starting another “war of liberation” in the Middle East? And Elvis’ death was a government conspiracy?

    Yes, EZ, you ARE sounding that ridiculous.


    Ha. Wouldn’t that be funny? 😉

  9. May 27, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    EZ – If the Bush Administration had just helped pass higher MPG standards it may not be an issue. Oil is a limited resource and drilling in places that will be forever harmed and not fix the issue in the long term is shortsighted.

    With the right technology, people don’t have to ride in “dinky” cars but those who can will. We’ve been sheltered by the real cost of gas for far too long, European Countries would be happy to pay $4 a gallon.

    It is just more complicated that dismissing environmental groups as left wing nuts, there has to be some sort of compromise and our dependence on foreign oil hurts national security but at what cost to gain independence, destroy wildlife and our environment?

  10. EZ
    May 27, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Heather – Yes, the European counties would be happy to pay $4/gallon for gas. But do you know why their gas prices are much higher than in the US? One word – taxes.

    The governments of the EU have difficulty collecting income taxes from their people so they add exorbitant taxes on motor vehicle fuel. But I suppose that neither you nor the Sierra Club would have a problem with that. Miss Debbie may have a problem with that because she is invested in oil.

  11. EZ
    May 27, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    And Heather, as far as harm to the environment. We should build into the oil drilling/leasing arrangements that the drilled areas would (MUST) be returned to their natural state within a certain period of time and/or if well production falls below a certain level.

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