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LCV Action Fund Endorses Bob Casey for United States Senate

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Contact: Mike Palamuso, (202) 454-4598 or mike_palamuso@lcv.org

20 Jul 2012  

WASHINGTON, DC –The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Bob Casey for reelection to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania. Senator Casey has earned a very strong 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

“Bob Casey understands that when we invest in a clean energy economy, we are investing in American workers in Pennsylvania and across the country.  He’s earned one of the highest scores of any Senator on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard, and his record speaks for itself. LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Bob Casey for reelection,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski.

“Senator Casey’s votes to protect clean air and clean water have already had a real impact on the health of Pennsylvanians and our children,” said Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Josh McNeil.  “We need Senator Casey to protect our well-being in the Senate and hope that other local lawmakers will follow his example.”

Since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Senator Casey has amassed a strong environmental voting record. He has supported increased federal investments in clean energy to help end our country’s dangerous dependence on oil, and recently voted to uphold safeguards protecting families from mercury pollution spewing from power plants. Senator Casey also opposes taxpayer-funded giveaways to Big Oil and favors investments in the clean energy sector to create jobs here at home.

"LCV has shown that protecting the environment and public health can go hand in hand with growing the economy and creating jobs," said Senator Casey.  "The people of Pennsylvania expect policies that promote clean air and clean water while also creating new opportunities for workers."
 
The non-partisan LCV National Environmental Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. Based on key environmental votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position. For more information, visit http://www.lcv.org/scorecard.

Senator Casey 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.

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, and authorized by Casey for Senate.



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