Maria Cantwell: U.S. Senator
Sierra Club has endorsed Senator Maria Cantwell every election since she first ran for U.S. Senate. She is now running for a third term. She has been a leader in the Senate for a number of environmental issues, both national and in Washington State. Her leadership in opposing Republican efforts to gut roadless area protections and to promote clean energy has been essential to both campaigns.Closer to home, she has helped protect local rivers such as the Wild & Scenic designation for the White Salmon and has worked closely with other members of the Washington State congressional delegation on many other issues. Senator Cantwell has a strong grasp of a broad range of environmental issues and exhibits a desire to protect the earth from pollution and degradation.