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LCV Action Fund Endorses Sal Pace for Election in Colorado’s 3rd District

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

17 Feb 2012  |  Lea Brumfield

COLORADO – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of Sal Pace for election to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Colorado’s 3rd district. 

“Sal Pace has proven himself a champion in protecting the spectacular natural beauty of the Colorado landscape, the quality of its rivers, and the health of its citizens,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski.  “LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Pace for Congress because he understands the power of clean energy jobs to boost our economy and will be a leader who stands up for our environmental values.”

As former Colorado House Minority leader and a member of that body since 2009, Sal Pace has proven his support for environmental issues in the Colorado House of Representatives, earning a stellar lifetime score of 97% from LCV’s state league partner, Colorado Conservation Voters.  In 2003, Pace first worked with environmental leaders and organizations in Colorado to defeat Referendum A, a two billion dollar blank check for unnamed water storage projects, and since entering the state house, he has continued his dedication to improving water quality.

"The 3rd congressional district includes so much of what makes Colorado a great place to live, work, and play,” said Pete Maysmith, Executive Director of Colorado Conservation Voters.  “Spectacular wilderness areas, unparalleled recreation activities for everyone, and many of Colorado's ranching and farming communities are in the 3rd Colorado District.  We are thrilled that LCV is endorsing Representative Pace and we are confident he will be an effective steward of western Colorado's environment as a member of Congress."

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters.  I am proud of my record in Colorado’s legislature to support the creation of more than 1,000 clean energy jobs in the state, support the Clean Air Clean Jobs Act, fight to clean up Colorado’s rivers, protect agricultural land from the Pinon Canyon military training expansion, develop responsible energy production policy, and promote the recreation and tourism-based economy which is critical to the people of the 3rd Congressional District,” said Sal Pace.  “I look forward to continuing to work on policies and priorities that balance economic opportunity with protecting our water, air and land.”

Pace is challenging Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) for Colorado’s 3rd district.  As a freshman representative in Congress, Rep. Tipton has repeatedly supported corporate interests over public health and environmental protections, including voting to weaken the Clean Water Act and to halt implementation of off-road vehicle management plans in national forests.  Rep. Tipton’s single year in Congress has earned him a LCV environmental score of 14%.*

Sal Pace 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 Sal Pace for Congress.

*The non-partisan LCV National Environmental Scorecard is the 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 record.  For more information, visit http://lcv.org/scorecard.



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