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LCV, NWF Launch Web Ads In Support of McCarthy Nomination

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Contact: Jeff Gohringer, (202) 454-4573 or jeff_gohringer@lcv.org

09 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer


Remind Senators that constituents at home support the EPA

WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters and the National Wildlife Federation have launched the first in a series of web ads to remind Senators that their constituents support the work that the Environmental Protection Agency does to protect clean air and clean water. The ads encourage the Senators to support President Obama’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, whose nomination will be considered by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee later this week. 

The ads focus on the EPA’s work protecting the water we drink and the air we breathe, and encourage Senators in Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, New Hampshire, Illinois, North Carolina, Indiana and Missouri to support the President’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the agency. 

NWF’s clean water ads will target sportsmen in Arkansas (Pryor), Iowa (Grassley), North Dakota (Heitkamp), South Dakota (Johnson), and Alaska (Begich and Murkowski). The clean water ad reads, “Clean water matters to [relevant state]. It drives our economy and defines our values. No wonder 79% of sportsman support the Clean Water Act. Tell Senator XX to stand strong for sportsman and support Gina McCarthy for EPA.” 

LCV’s clean air ads will target moms in New Hampshire (Ayotte), Illinois (Kirk), North Carolina (Hagen), Indiana (Donnelly), and Missouri (McCaskill). The clean air ad reads, “Clean Air and Healthy Families, they need a cop on the beat protecting our air, our kids and our communities. That’s why a majority of Americans support the EPA’s work of curbing deadly air pollution. Tell Senator XX to stand strong for families and support Gina McCarthy for EPA.” 

This initial wave of ads appears in nine states, and a subsequent effort may encourage other Members to support the EPA.

An NWF national survey of hunters and anglers found that 79% of hunters and anglers favor restoring clean water protections to our waterways. An American Lung Association poll found that 75% of national respondents agreed that “protecting the quality of the air we breathe” was extremely or very important to them. Another American Lung Association poll found that 66 percent of voters support the EPA implementing stronger safeguards against harmful air pollution.

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