October 8th, 2016
Denounces Steve Knight’s Dangerous Views on the Environment and Denial of Climate Change
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today Bryan Caforio, Congressional candidate for California’s 25th District, is proud to receive the endorsement of the Sierra Club.
Along with the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club recognizes Caforio’s commitment to addressing environmental crises like the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak in Porter Ranch, fighting climate change, and growing a clean energy economy. Caforio’s opponent, Rep. Steve Knight, has repeatedly opposed legislation that would combat pollution and protect our environment, and even expressed skepticism over the cause of climate change and the need for immediate action.
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club now has more than two million members and is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
“Bryan Caforio shares the Sierra Club’s commitment to promoting clean energy solutions and keeping dirty fossil fuels in the ground. I am confident Bryan will work to move the nation towards safe, clean energy alternatives that will help promote American innovation and energy efficiency. The Sierra Club supports Bryan Caforio to represent California’s 25th Congressional District because he is the clear choice for voters concerned with protecting our environment and combating climate change,” said Sarah Burton, Sierra Club, PAC Director.
“I am grateful to the Sierra Club for their endorsement. Its committed members have worked tirelessly to protect our environment and make sure governments, companies, and organizations are doing their fair share in the global effort to fight climate change,” said Caforio. “I have seen firsthand how corporations can take advantage of the system and skirt responsibility when disaster strikes – just like what the oil and gas companies are doing in Porter Ranch.”
“In Congress, I’ll fight to combat climate change, and I’ll work to crack down on polluters to protect our community and our environment. I will stand up to dirty energy companies in order to keep our roads clear from increased truck traffic congestion, our air breathable, our water drinkable, and our communities safe.”
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.