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LCV Endorses Bill Foster For Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Sandretti, (202) 785-8683 or david_sandretti@lcv.org February 29, 2008  

GENEVA, IL – The League of Conservation Voters, the independent political voice for the environment, today announced the endorsement of Bill Foster in the March 8th special election to fill the vacancy of Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.
 
"Bill Foster's impressive credentials and his unique ability to apply his scientific background to solving problems such as global warming and the quest for energy independence, make him the best choice for the people of this part of Illinois," said LCV President Gene Karpinski.  “Congress needs leaders like Bill Foster.”
 
“For too long, special interests in Washington have put ideology ahead of facts and denied science when it didn’t suit their politics,” Karpinski continued.  “Bill Foster will help change that mindset.”
 
“Dependence on the dirty fossil fuels of the past hurts our economy, makes national security more difficult, pollutes the environment and threatens devastating changes in our climate.  Bill Foster understands this and he will work for solutions that lessen our dependence on foreign oil and the negative balance of trade that comes with it, and he is committed to further strengthening our economy by creating the green jobs that come with investment in alternative energy," Gene Karpinski concluded. 

LCV engages in public education, legislative action, and electoral accountability to turn environmental values into public policy. LCV has made global warming and America’s energy future a central focus in the 2008 election cycle. 



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