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League of Conservation Voters Endorses Debbie Halvorson for Congress

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or September 12, 2008  

 The League of Conservation Voters, which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, today endorsed State Senate Majority Leader Debbie Halvorson for election in the 11th congressional district of Illinois.
“Debbie Halvorson is an environmental champion who has fought tirelessly for the citizens of Illinois,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski.   “As a state senator she has worked across the aisle, and promises to a spirit of bipartisanship to Washington to move America towards a clean, renewable energy future.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters,” said Halvorson. “Our country needs to invest in comprehensive and renewable energy solutions. By reaching across party lines and seriously investing in new renewable energy we not only move our country towards energy independence, we can create jobs and protect our environment.”
A lifelong resident of the 11th district, Halverson has spent her life working for the people of Illinois.  Having earned a 100% from the Illinois League of Conservation Voters in 2007, Halvorson sponsored and help pass energy legislation that utilizes environmentally friendly resources that will reduce energy costs while creating new jobs for American citizens.  As a former member of the Agriculture and Conservation committee, Halvorson is familiar with the challenges facing family farmers and conservationists alike, and plans to pass meaningful legislation that will promote a fair and sustainable future.  
Halvorson hopes to bring much-needed environmental leadership to Illinois’ 11th, and is calling for stronger standards on global warming pollution, the development of wind power, and the reinstatement of the Superfund “polluter pays” program.  
“If elected, Halvorson will work to make substantive changes in the nation’s environmental and energy policy,” said Karpinski.  “She has done great things for Illinois, and she will do great things for America.”

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