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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 Elizabeth Esty for re-election to Congress (CT-5). Congresswoman Esty is a strong environmental ally who is committed to protecting our nation’s land and water, growing our clean energy economy, and safeguarding the air we breathe.
“Throughout Congresswoman Esty’s career in public service she’s fought to safeguard our nation’s open spaces and the water resources we depend upon,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “She knows we have a moral obligation to act on climate change and we commend her for supporting efforts to reduce dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.”
“While in the Connecticut House of Representatives, Elizabeth Esty worked tirelessly to conserve the state’s public lands, support the preservation of open space, and safeguard public health,” said Lori Brown, Executive Director of Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. “Esty’s commitment to our state and our environment earned her an impressive 100% on Connecticut LCV’s Scorecard. She has proven herself an effective leader through her efforts on the Energy and Technology committee, particularly with the C-PACE program, which incentivizes energy upgrades in our cities and towns to help Connecticut move towards a cleaner energy economy. As she worked her way up from the Connecticut House of Representatives to Congress, we knew that she would continue to passionately advocate for green jobs, renewable energy, and more sustainable transportation.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. “Our country has an incredible opportunity to be a world leader in promoting policies that protect our environment and move us towards a clean energy future. Ever since I celebrated the very first Earth Day as a child by pulling tires out of the San Francisco Bay, I’ve been dedicated to protecting our environment. In Congress, I’ve worked to expand open space preservation and to establish a Green Bank that would finance clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives through public-private partnerships. I’m proud to partner with LCV to work on innovative ways to mitigate the effects of climate change, boost our clean energy economy, and preserve the beauty of our state and our country.”
In her first term in Congress, Esty has reinforced the strong environmental reputation she earned in the Connecticut state legislature. Introducing a bill that would incentivize remediation of contaminated land and another that would designate over 60 miles of the Farmington River as a Wild and Scenic River are just two examples of her commitment to protecting and enhancing our land and water resources. Congresswoman Esty is also an outspoken advocate for clean energy and energy efficiency; she cosponsored the Green Bank Act of 2014, a bill that would help finance clean energy and energy efficiency projects. Congresswoman Esty consistently fights for clean air and has stood up to polluters time and again, including voting against efforts to gut the EPA’s authority to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.
Congresswoman Esty’s voting record earned her a stellar 96% score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard in 2013, her first year in Congress. 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.
Elizabeth Esty is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.
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