Release: March 17, 2003
Contact: Allen Mattison, 202-427-3833
Statement of Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope:
"The Sierra Club opposes the impending military attack on Iraq
by the United States. We believe that the best course of action is
disarmament through the United Nations' authorized inspections and
weapons destruction process. We hope all parties will use the next
48 hours to find a path to peace.
"No matter the duration or outcome of this conflict, however,
we will find ourselves in the same situation once again if the U.S.
and other nationsfail to recognize that continued dependence on oil
and other fossil fuels is a significant de-stabilizing influence
in international affairs. The Sierra Club therefore reaffirms its
urgent call for the U.S. to move to a clean-energy economy using
energy-efficient technologies and renewable power."