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LCV Endorses Congressman Joe Courtney for Reelection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or joshua_mcneil@lcv.org April 21, 2008  

Colchester, CT – Today, the League of Conservation Voters, which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, endorsed Congressman Joe Courtney for reelection in Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District.  Rep. Courtney’s LCV score of 95% ranks him among the highest scoring freshmen Members of Congress.*  

“Connecticut’s congressional representatives are leading the way to America’s clean energy future, and Representative Courtney is a true champion for conservation,” LCV representative Mike Palamuso said.  “He has consistently voted for clean air, clean water, renewable energy, and real action on global warming, while his efforts to protect and preserve the Eightmile River have raised the bar for green leaders in Congress.”

In 2008, Congressman Courtney has supported common sense initiatives such as the School Building Enhancement Act, which would help make schools more energy efficient and save America’s school districts $2 billion each year.  Meanwhile, he understands the challenges and opportunities offered by the fight against global warming.

"America’s future is clean energy,” Courtney said.  “That means developing real policies for energy independence using renewable fuel sources, biofuels, conservation, and efficiency. We can get there through leadership and through policies that are created for the public interest, not the special interests."

“America needs leaders like Joe Courtney.  Connecticut voters who care about the future of our country and the natural beauty of Connecticut should vote to reelect him in November,” Palamuso said.

*The non-partisan LCV Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Member of Congress on conservation and clean energy issues. Based on key conservation votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position.  For more information, visit www.lcv.org/scorecard.

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