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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, today announced its endorsement of Jack Reed for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island. Over his three terms in the U.S. Senate, Senator Reed has been an environmental leader, helping secure funding for important environmental programs, protecting Rhode Island’s natural beauty, and leading the fight against climate change.
“Throughout Senator Jack Reed’s long history of service to our country and to the people of Rhode Island, he has been a tremendous advocate for the environment and public health,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “With Senator Reed in office, the people of Rhode Island can rest assured that he will continue to work hard to fight climate change, promote clean energy, and protect places like the Narragansett Bay and Rocky Point.”
"It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund," said Senator Reed. "I look forward to continuing to work with LCV to advance our shared goals of protecting the environment, promoting clean energy and energy efficiency, and combating climate change."
As the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior and the Environment, Senator Reed has prioritized funding for a variety of important environmental programs that improve our nation’s health and quality of life. He’s fought for the Land and Water Conservation Fund which has financed more than 40,000 state and local projects ranging from urban parks to increased access to public lands. He’s supported the Clean Water State Revolving Funds, which help states finance watershed construction projects that create good jobs and safeguard public health by improving water quality. Senator Reed has also assisted in securing funding for brownfield restoration, the revitalization and cleanup of former industrial and commercial sites.
Senator Reed is also a leader in the fight to end our reliance on the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate change. He’s stood up against attempts to undermine the EPA’s ability to protect public health by cutting carbon pollution, he’s supported tax credits for renewable energy, he’s advocated for increased fuel efficiency standards, and he’s led efforts to help seniors and low-income families weatherize their homes to become more energy efficient.
Senator Jack Reed’s voting record has earned him a 92% on LCV’s 2013 National Environmental Scorecard and a lifetime score of 96%. The non-partisan Scorecard is a 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.
Senator Reed 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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