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LCV Action Fund Endorses Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate In Democratic Primary

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Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org

30 Nov 2011  |  Mike Palamuso

WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary. Rep. Murphy has an impressive LCV lifetime environmental score of 98%.

“LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate because he understands that the policies needed to grow Connecticut’s economy and keep America’s competitive edge are the same policies that will reduce our dependence on oil and curb harmful pollution,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “We are confident that as Senator, Chris Murphy will push for common-sense energy policies that create jobs in Connecticut while working to eliminate the stranglehold that rich oil companies have on our nation’s energy economy.”

As Representative of Connecticut’s 5th district, Chris Murphy has been a champion of environmental protection and clean energy innovation. While a member of the Energy & Commerce Committee, Murphy helped author and supported the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, fighting to reduce global warming pollution and jumpstart the transition to a clean energy economy. In 2009, he also helped craft and pass one of the most important public lands conservation measures in decades, including protecting central Connecticut’s Metacomet Monadnock Mattabesett Trail through designating it as a national scenic trail.

"We have an obligation to the next generation of Americans to work for a cleaner, healthier future for our country and our planet,” said Murphy. “Whether it's heading up the Land Conversation Caucus or championing clean energy legislation, I have made environmental protection a centerpiece of my public service in Congress.  With 3,600 members in Connecticut, LCV’s endorsement is an incredible boost for our growing grassroots campaign and I’m honored to have their strong support.”

In 2011, Rep. Murphy has voted against the many attacks on the EPA’s ability to advance protections that clean our air and water, including legislation that would weaken the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and block two of the EPA’s most significant public health safeguards in decades. He also supports eliminating unnecessary tax benefits for the nation’s richest oil companies.

Chris Murphy is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, http://www.givegreen.com/ , the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.

Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, http://lcvactionfund.org , and authorized by Chris Murphy for Senate.



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