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Kuster 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 Annie Kuster for re-election to Congress (NH-2). Congresswoman Kuster will also participate in an LCV Action Fund environmental roundtable discussion in New Hampshire on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:00pm EST.
“Congresswoman Annie Kuster’s insights in fighting the most serious environmental challenge of today – climate change – will be an invaluable addition to our roundtable discussion,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “She’s a tremendous advocate for New Hampshire’s countless natural resources, and she’s devoted to working across the aisle towards commonsense environmental solutions."
“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Congresswoman Annie Kuster. “New Hampshire’s economy relies on our tourism industry and a healthy environment, but as we begin to experience warmer winters and more erratic weather patterns, climate change poses a huge threat to this vital industry. We must work to mitigate the effects of climate change in order to protect the tourism jobs our Granite State workers rely on, and I thank the LCV for working with me to push forward efforts to protect our environment and strengthen our local economy.”
Congresswoman Kuster 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., One 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 Kuster is an important voice in our roundtable conversation because she’s developed a strong environmental record and has pursued leadership roles that promote the well-being of our planet. She serves on the Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, and is a member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), both of which position her to ensure we take action to address climate change. Congresswoman Kuster also stood up to corporate polluters and their allies in Congress and voted against a bill that would prevent the EPA from limiting carbon emissions from power plants, the nation’s largest source of the pollution that causes climate change.
As a member of the National Parks Caucus and a strong voice of concern over potential tar sands exports through the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, Congresswoman Kuster consistently protects our nation’s land and natural resources. Additionally, she worked to increase funding for wildlife habitat in agriculture and conservation legislation.
Congresswoman Kuster’s voting record earned her a 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.
Annie Kuster 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 Kuster for Congress, Inc.