A Proven Environmentalist: Sierra Club Endorses Sarah Eckhardt

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SE_SierraLogoMake no mistake about who the proven environmentalist is in the race for Travis County Judge.

Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots environmental organization, endorsed Sarah Eckhardt for Travis County Judge.

Sarah Eckhardt has a proven record of protecting and defending the environment:

  • She has led the way to preserve green space and protect our natural heritage all over Travis County, including shepherding the county’s first Land, Water and Transportation Plan, safeguarding sensitive lands in the Balcones Canyonland Preserve from destructive uses, and brokering a three-party agreement with the TXI mine in Webberville to preserve lands along the Colorado River and Gilleland Creek.
  • Sarah has stood firm against polluters and dirty industries, including securing a $3.5 million settlement with developers who illegally fouled Hamilton Pool, combating expansion of the BFI and WMI landfills in Northeast Austin, and preserving our groundwater resources with new stringent subdivision regulations.
  • Sarah has worked to protect our air quality by leading efforts at CAMPO to plan to reduce tailpipe emissions, voting to preserve the state program that helps low-income residents replace their dirty vehicles, and pursuing ways to help reduce county government’s environmental impact and carbon footprint.
  • Learn more about Sarah’s green record on our Issues Page.

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