In more Indian-friendly news, Henry Red Cloud and Jay Williams are campaigning together this weekend. The Democratic Public Utilities Commission and U.S. Senate candidates will march together in the Grand Procession at the 31st Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi Saturday evening in Pine Ridge. Williams will also tour the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center on Sunday.
Candidate Williams offers praise for Red Cloud’s practical efforts to promote renewable energy on the reservation:
I am looking forward to visiting the Pine Ridge Reservation and joining in the Grand Procession with Henry Red Cloud on Saturday. Henry is a visionary leader who is leading the way for our country in the transition from fossil fuel energy to clean renewable energy. Henry’s solar energy company provides Native Americans with solar energy systems. Henry’s in-depth knowledge of solar energy systems brings a new dimension to the Public Utilities Commission. South Dakota is fortunate to have a man of Mr. Red Cloud’s stature running to serve on the PUC. With the extraordinary warming of our planet which scientists agree is a result of man’s use of fossil fuel energy, it is imperative that we move away from fossil fuel energy and Henry Red Cloud is leading the way [Jay Williams, press releases, 2016.08.04].
Williams is all about getting off fossil fuels; Red Cloud’s renewable energy efforts are crucial to that goal.
Speaking of Democratic synergy, as he touts clean energy, Red Cloud is looking for some up-ticket synergy with our Presidential nominee:
If we had been systematically working to support renewable energy and building the infrastructure, we would be poised to become a world class producer of clean energy. South Dakota has great minds and business people. We have outstanding solar and wind resources.
But we haven’t been making the investment in the future. Instead we are putting our farmers, ranchers and tribes at risk. Their health…their children’s health should be all of our concern. Let’s make the transition to a better future and stop forcing our farmers, ranchers and tribes to accept ever more pipelines that split our lands and leave the oil spill liabilities on our land owners!.
VOTE for the OTHER HRC – Henry Red Cloud! [Henry Red Cloud, Facebook post, 2016.08.03]
The other HRC—Dems, you gotta love that!