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LCV Endorses Congressman John Yarmuth

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or September 3, 2008  

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, endorsed Congressman John Yarmuth in his run for reelection in Kentucky’s third Congressional District.
“Congressman Yarmuth’s tireless leadership on energy and environmental leadership puts him at the top of his class,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “Earning a 100% score in his first year, John Yarmuth will help bring clean energy jobs to Kentucky while protecting our nation’s natural resources.”
In 2007, Yarmuth supported increased investments in renewable fuels, helping to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. He helped create a Strategic Energy Efficiency and Renewables Reserve to invest in alternative energy, and has recently cosponsored a bill directing the EPA to conduct research on how biofuels and ultra low sulphur diesel can be made more compatible with existing systems.
In his first term, Congressman Yarmuth has taken on the issues of mountain top mining, global warming, and clean water for Kentucky. He was an important cosponsor of the Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007 which would help preserve Kentucky’s rivers and lakes and protect our families’ drinking water.”
“An environmental hero in his first term, we expect great things from Congressman Yarmouth in the years to come,” Karpinski said.
"I am grateful for the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters,” Yarmuth said. “Smart, bold policies to promote renewable energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil will protect our environment, improve our national security, and stimulate our economy. I will continue to work to leave our children a clean, healthy, more prosperous Kentucky."


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