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LCV Action Fund Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate

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

23 Apr 2012  |  Lea Brumfield

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced its endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate. Warren is challenging Sen. Scott Brown for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat. 

“LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Elizabeth Warren for Senate because she understands that the policies needed to bring jobs to Massachusetts and keep America’s competitive edge are the same policies that will reduce our dependence on oil and curb harmful pollution,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “We are confident that as Senator, Elizabeth Warren will be a strong voice for environmental policies that make corporate polluters pay their fair share and build a clean energy future for America.”

Elizabeth Warren has vowed to eliminate tax subsidies for Big Oil, and will defend the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts to protect the health of American families. In sharp contrast, Sen. Scott Brown has repeatedly voted to give billions in taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil, gut the Clean Air Act, and pull funding from renewable energy projects. Sen. Brown, who has also accepted over $198,660 from oil and gas interests over the course of his career, has earned a feeble lifetime score of 22% on the LCV National Environmental Scorecard.*

“I am honored to stand with the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund to promote sound environmental policies and work toward building a clean energy economy,” said Elizabeth Warren. “Our country cannot afford to continue subsidizing dirty energy sources like oil, gas, and coal. I am committed to fighting for policies that will not only make our economy more innovative, but will also protect our environment and the health of our communities.”

Elizabeth Warren 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, http://lcvactionfund.org, and authorized by Elizabeth for MA, Inc.

*The non-partisan LCV National Environmental Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members of Congress on conservation and clean energy issues. Based on key conservation 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://lcv.org/scorecard.



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