Friday, August 5, 2011

Sierra Club Endorses Heinrich

Martin Heinrich just picked up an endorsement that's not going to hurt him in the Democratic Senate primary.

The Sierra Club emailed this message this morning:

"Throughout his career, Martin Heinrich has been an indispensable ally to those who champion the preservation of our natural environment and has proven time and again that he won’t back down to the polluters who wish to tear down decades of sound environmental policy,” said John Buchser, chair of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club.

As head of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Heinrich brought ranchers, Native American leaders and environmentalists together to win federal protection for more than 11,000 acres in the Ojito Wilderness. He served the state as Natural Resources Trustee, working to restore contaminated public lands using funds seized from environmental polluters.