Yesterday, Senator Brian Schatz received the Hawaii Climate Champion Award from Organizing for Action, the grassroots arm of Obama for America. The group cited the Senator's leadership role with the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative and his commitment to the expansion of Hawaii's clean energy economy as the primary reasons for this accolade.
"Climate change is an urgent, real issue for Hawai"i and our nation," said Senator Brian Schatz. "That is why as Lieutenant Governor, I led the efforts to expand our clean energy economy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I will continue to work with President Obama and my colleagues in Congress to build the clean energy sector, which would help to protect our environment, increase our national security, and create the jobs of tomorrow."