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New ad highlights his leadership on climate change and work to hold polluters accountable
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a television ad campaign supporting Senator Brian Schatz ahead of the Democratic primary August 9th. The first ad, “Special,” highlights his leadership on climate change and efforts to hold corporate polluters accountable. It begins airing this week in the Honolulu media market.
“Senator Schatz is tirelessly leading the fight to halt the climate change that will devastate Hawaii and is fighting to and hold corporate polluters accountable by requiring them to slash their emissions. Hawaii needs his vision and leadership in the United States Senate,” said Daniel J. Weiss, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.
The ad highlights Senator Schatz’s support of legislation to put a price on carbon pollution, which would protect the health of Hawaii families and hold polluters accountable for the pollution they spew into our air. He was also one of the first and most vocal supporters of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, a core pillar of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The proposal would put in place the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, and marks our biggest step yet to tackle the climate crisis. Backup for the ad is available here.
In March, Senator Schatz helped lead a series of all-night climate speeches in the Senate, bringing together 30 Senate colleagues from across the country to push for action on the climate crisis. Hawaii is continuing to see the impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and ocean acidification.
Last year, LCV Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, endorsed Senator Schatz for U.S. Senate, highlighting his leadership throughout his career to combat the climate crisis and make investing in clean energy a top priority.
A member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water and Power, Senator Schatz has already distinguished himself as a true environmental champion. His voting record earned him a perfect 100% score on LCV’s 2013 National Environmental Scorecard.
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 position. For more information, visit http://www.lcv.org/scorecard.
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