Gov Ige gets "green" vote from environmental group
The Sierra Club of Hawaii announced it's endorsing Governor David Ige for re-election.
The environmentalist group says it likes his leadership on global climate issues.
It says Ige actively pushes to meet Hawaii's goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2045. They added, he has protected nearly 40,000 acres of watershed forests on four major Hawaiian islands and Ige preserved Turtle Bay Mauka from future development, which protects Hawaiian monk seal habitat and ensures public access to the shoreline.
The Hawaii chapter has 20,000 members statewide.
Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa adds that even while endorsing the incumbent, the Sierra Club today called her voting record in Congress "excellent" and said she has "proven leadership throughout her political career in support of environmental issues, including working to help establish the Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Plan.
Hanabusa says she also has pledged to protect our environment.