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Sierra Club targets lawmaker
who wants to restore Hetch Hetchy

North County Times (Calif), by Lance Williams

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Posted By:wydleyred, 10/3/2012 1:24:19 PM

The Sierra Club is spending $625,000 to defeat a Republican lawmaker who has championed one of the environmental organization’s most cherished goals – draining the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park. Campaign finance reports show that in September, the Sierra Club Independent Action super political action committee made several expenditures targeting U.S. Rep. Dan Lungren of Gold River, who is locked in a tight race against Democrat Dr. Ami Bera, an Elk Grove physician. The club is paying for a hard-edged series of TV commercials and mailers in the Sacramento-area district.

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Message from Sierra Club -- beating Republicans is more important than our goal of restoring the magnificent Hetch Hetchy Valley (the valley that Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and Babwa Boxer insist must remain San Francisco's reservoir).
Article taken from California Watch.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/3/2012 1:29:23 PM     (No. 8906947)

Absolute proof that when a republican jumps into bed with the Sierra Club, he/she gets more than just a good night's sleep.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bill the Cat, 10/3/2012 1:32:57 PM     (No. 8906960)

I'm for anything that will hurt San Francisco.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 10/3/2012 1:34:10 PM     (No. 8906962)

I have a good friend who is a fervent environmentalist. He was chairman of the local chapter of the Sierra Club. He resigned both as chairman and from the Sierra Club because the national organization supported the group of local members who voted to endorse the Democratic candidate, who had nothing to recommend him on the environment, over the Republican candidate, who my friend thought was very good on environmental issues.

In other words, the Sierra Club is no longer an environmentalist organization. It sometime back became nothing more than a branch of the Democratic Party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lcomstaff10, 10/3/2012 1:36:19 PM     (No. 8906968)

Not a news site. Special interests sites are automatically closed

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/3/2012 4:09:41 PM     (No. 8907300)

Stop funding the Sierra Club with taxpayer money. Ditto for NPR, PBS, Planned Bullyhood, and on and on and on.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/3/2012 5:53:35 PM     (No. 8907462)

So the Sierra Club is about Democrats, not the Sierra Nevadas.

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