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LCV Action Fund Endorses Donna Edwards for Re-Election in Maryland’s 4th District

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

30 Nov 2011  

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 Donna Edwards (MD-4) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Edwards has an impressive 96% LCV lifetime environmental score.

“Congresswoman Edwards consistently supports measures that work to ensure America leads in the creation of the 21st century’s clean energy economy,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. We are proud to endorse Congresswoman Edwards for re-election because her record proves that not only does she champion environmental protection and clean energy innovation, she stands up to the special interests and their allies in Congress when vital public health safeguards are under attack.”

Rep. Donna Edwards is a strong supporter of renewable energy and protecting the environment. Most recently, Edwards has joined Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) in introducing the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2011. She also sits on Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and is an active member of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Caucus. Rep. Edwards has been a staunch ally in this year’s attacks by House Republican leadership on bedrock environmental and public health laws like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, including voting against H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 that would have permanently blocked the EPA from reducing harmful carbon pollution from our nation’s biggest polluters.

“I am honored to earn the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF), one of the nation’s premier environmental protectors,” said Congresswoman Edwards.  “For the entirety of Republican control of the House, we have seen an unparalleled ideological attack on the environment and the agencies and rules that protect our air and water. With the support of the LCV, I will continue to fight in Congress to keep our air and water clean, to protect our Chesapeake Bay, to invest in mass transit, and to strengthen our nation's commitment to ending our dependence on fossil fuels.”

LCV was among the first organizations to endorse Edwards in the February Democratic primary election in 2008. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Edwards served on the Boards of the League of Conservation Voters and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.

Rep. Edwards is also featured on LCVAF’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 Donna Edwards for Congress.



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