The Rockland Sierra Club has endorsed Democratic Rockland County executive candidate David Fried.
Here’s the news release:
“We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endorses former Spring Valley Village Justice Fried for election,” said George Klein, Chair of the Lower Hudson Group of Sierra Club’s Atlantic Chapter. “We feel David’s experience as Rockland County Legislator and Spring Valley Village Justice have prepared him to know how County government works and the strength to hand down well-reasoned decisions on important environmental issues. We are confident that he will work to protect New York’s environment, for our families and for our future.”
Fried has taken a clear stand on a gamut of environmental concerns, including desalination and flooding, and has some well-thought out plans to bring green jobs to Rockland and revitalize hurting economies through environmentally sustainable businesses. He has been active in protecting the rights and health of Rockland residents by submitting comments to state agencies and testifying at hearings and public meetings concerning desalination and Indian Point. Fried opposes huge projects which will contribute to overdevelopment, such as Patrick Farm.
“David incorporates environmental concerns into his plans for County government, such as saving money for taxpayers by the creation of a Water District to combine several water related agencies, to coordinate their functions and eliminate duplication,” said Gale Pisha, Political Chair of the Rockland Sierra Club branch of Lower Hudson Group. “He has a vision to revitalize ailing County government while protecting New York’s clean air, clean water and special places.”