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LCV Statement on President’s Nomination of Senator Kerry to be Secretary of State

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, (202) 454-4573 or

December 21, 2012  

WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement ahead of President Obama’s expected announcement today that he will nominate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State:

“The President has chosen an ally to lead the State Department. Senator Kerry is a true leader on climate change and other environmental issues and has spent his career advocating for policies that are good for our planet and our national security. LCV looks forward to working with Secretary-designate Kerry to combat the climate crisis, reject dirty fuels and build on Secretary Clinton’s extraordinary record of success,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.

Senator Kerry has an impressive 91% lifetime score on LCV’s 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


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