COLORADO – With the U.S. Senate poised to take up historic clean energy legislation this month, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a paid media campaign to hold Representative John Salazar (CO-3) accountable for voting against a comprehensive clean energy bill that will help create almost 30,000 clean energy jobs in Colorado.*
“Shifting U.S. energy production to cleaner, cheaper sources – like the wind and the sun – is fundamental to rebuilding our struggling economy and putting Americans back to work,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “In Colorado these resources are plentiful and we hope to continue working with Representative Salazar to pass legislation which creates homegrown clean energy jobs that will bolster the state’s economy.”
The television ad, being run in Grand Junction, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver, features Colin Henderson, a rancher in La Jara and a neighbor of the Congressman.
“As my Congressman, I know Representative Salazar believes in defending rural values, but he missed an opportunity to use our state’s natural resources to create clean energy jobs,” said Mr. Henderson. “I hope Representative Salazar will help create a bright future for clean energy in Colorado.”
The American Clean Energy & Security Act, which passed the U.S. House in June with bi-partisan support, will help build a clean energy economy, cut our dangerous dependence on foreign oil and reduce harmful global warming pollution.
“The House bill is the first step towards ensuring that our business, and Colorado's economy, stays strong indefinitely. For us, it's about protecting Colorado's outdoor industry and bringing clean energy jobs to the state. We think this is something Representative Salazar should support." said Auden Schendler, Executive Director of Sustainability at the Aspen Skiing Company.
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*Center for American Progress & Political Economy Research Institute, http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/06/clean_energy_map.html