By Woody Martin in The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club 

Sierra Club Delta Chapter in Louisiana supports J.P. Morrell for election to represent Louisiana State Senate District 3, New Orleans. The Sierra Club appreciates Senator Morrell’s work to improve the health and protect the environment for residents of New Orleans and the people of Louisiana. Recent examples of his actions to represent all of the people in the state include his decisions to hold field meetings of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on proposed gas storage in salt domes at Jefferson Island and on the paper mill toxic discharge and fish kill in the Pearl River. The Sierra Club appreciates Senator Morrell’s support for a sustainable economy that does not sacrifice the natural environment of Louisiana, and which supports jobs and quality of life for Louisiana residents.

Sierra Club Delta Chapter is also supporting without public endorsement the candidacies of Steve Ortego in the 39th Representative District and Jack Montoucet in the 42nd Representative District. Representative District 39 extends north of Lafayette to include Carencro, Cankton, Arnaudville and Leonville. Representative District 42 extends west from Duson including Crowley and Mermentau. The Delta Chapter has interviewed the candidates to determine that their positions on issues relating to health and environment are deserving of our support. We are currently looking for volunteers to help make phone calls for these candidates in the final days before the election.

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