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Shea-Porter will Participate in Upcoming Environmental Roundtable
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 Carol Shea-Porter for re-election to Congress (NH-1). Congresswoman Shea-Porter will also participate in an LCV Action Fund environmental roundtable discussion in New Hampshire on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:00pm EST.
“As a strong advocate for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has a crucial perspective to share in this important conversation about climate change and the environment in New Hampshire,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “With Shea-Porter in Congress, Americans can trust that our nation will continue to make great strides towards mitigating climate change.”
“Climate change and renewable energy development are critical environmental, economic, and national security issues,” Shea-Porter said. “On the Natural Resources Committee, I support legislation to deal with climate change, and I am an advocate for clean energy and conservation. I am proud to defend programs that protect our natural resources, and I thank the thousands of League of Conservation Voters members for this endorsement. Together, we will create a cleaner, safer, more prosperous future for ourselves and for generations to come."
Congresswoman Shea-Porter continues to lead on environmental issues and the roundtable will be an opportunity for her and other leaders in New Hampshire to discuss their environmental plans, goals, and accomplishments for the Granite State. The environmental roundtable will be moderated by former Congressman Paul Hodes and include the following participants: Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH-1); Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH-2); Deborah Demoulpied, Owner of Bonafide Green Goods and member of Green Concord, Green Concord Group; Jonathan Gregory, Solar Development Manager, Revision Energy; Alex Ray, Founder and owner of the Common Man family of restaurants; Derek Burton, President of New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) Environmental Club. The roundtable will take place at Rath, Young and Pignatelli P.A., 1 Capitol Plaza, Concord, NH, on Thursday, October 9th at 2:00pm EST. Media, please RSVP to Rob Werner, New Hampshire State Director, 603-674-9810 or Rob_Werner@lcv.org.
Congresswoman Shea-Porter is an important voice in our roundtable conversation because she’s built a reputation as an environmental champion—fighting for action to address climate change, promoting clean energy development, and protecting New Hampshire’s wildlife and natural landscapes. As a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, and the founding member of the Congressional Asthma and Allergies Caucus which fights for cleaner air, Congresswoman Shea-Porter has taken great initiative in the fight against the fossil fuels that cause climate change. She’s also a strong supporter of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan which will curb harmful carbon pollution and protect public health, and she believes the government should lead the way in the clean energy investment, research and development that will break our nation’s dependence on oil.
A member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Congresswoman Shea-Porter has put much effort into protecting New Hampshire and our nation’s wildlife and natural landscapes. She’s led endeavors to address white-nose syndrome, a disease that is devastating bat populations, and she’s introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to designate wildlife diseases as emergencies. Lastly, Congresswoman Shea-Porter supported legislation that would protect the Atlantic Coast from offshore oil and gas drilling, ensuring our land and water remains healthy.
Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s voting record earned her a 96% score on LCV’s 2013 National Environmental Scorecard and a lifetime score of 95%. The non-partisan Scorecard is the 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 record. For more information, visit http://scorecard.lcv.org.
Carol Shea-Porter is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Carol Shea-Porter for Congress.