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 Dina Titus (NV-03) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“In just one term in office, Congresswoman Titus has been a strong champion of legislation that will bring thousands of clean energy jobs to Nevada, cut carbon pollution and reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “We are proud to endorse Congresswoman Titus for re-election because she has fought to make Nevada a leader in building the clean energy economy we need to keep America’s competitive edge.”
Rep. Titus voted for the House-passed American Clean Energy and Security Act that would help create over 10,500 clean energy jobs in Nevada*, reduce carbon pollution and increase energy independence. She also supported the single largest investment in clean energy in history – more than $80 billion for energy efficiency, renewable energy and public transit in the economic recovery package, with substantial investments going to Nevada’s 3rd district to help build a 21st-century electrical grid and retrofit homes and offices for energy efficiency.
"I am honored to receive the support of the League of Conservation Voters and the members they represent in the Silver State," said Congresswoman Titus. "With unemployment at a record high in Southern Nevada, it is critical that we focus our efforts on creating good jobs that will put people back to work. Creating jobs locally will require innovation in Nevada’s growing renewable energy industries. By investing in our abundant renewable resources such as sun, wind, and geothermal, we can create clean energy jobs that will not only diversify our economy, but protect our environment as well.”
LCV Action Fund endorsed Rep. Dina Titus in 2008. As state Senate Minority Leader, Titus led the charge to develop solar and wind energy in Nevada and drove legislation to require green power standards for utility companies. In 2007, Titus was honored with the Nevada Renewable Energy Leadership Award. She strongly supported legislation that established a target of generating 20% of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2015.
"Congresswoman Dina Titus supports building a clean energy economy that will put Nevadans back to work while reducing harmful carbon pollution,” said Scot Rutledge, Executive Director of the Nevada Conservation League. “She has been a tireless advocate for both the environment and Nevada workers for almost three decades and we look forward to her continued leadership."
Congresswoman Titus is also featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, http://lcv.org/givegreen, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.
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* Center for American Progress & Political Economy Research Institute, http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/06/clean_energy_map.html