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League of Conservation Voters Endorses Jim Martin for U.S. Senate

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or October 30, 2008  

WASHINGTON - Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, announced its endorsement of Jim Martin of Georgia for U.S. Senate.
"Jim Martin is an experienced public servant who will fight for the interests of Georgians," said LCV President Gene Karpinski.  "He understands that investing in a clean energy future will not only protect the environment, but also ensure our national security and create good jobs in Georgia."

“In order to make our state, our country, and our planet livable for future generations, we must fundamentally change the way we interact with our environment,” Martin said.  “The next administration and Congress must pursue a coherent and innovative energy policy that will decrease our greenhouse gas emissions and support alternative forms of energy.”
Jim Martin is a former state representative with 35 years of public service experience. He advocates a strong investment in renewable energy technology to create jobs and boost our economy. Clean air and clean water are other priority issues for Martin. 
Martin's opponent, Senator Saxby Chambliss, holds a pathetic lifetime LCV score of 5%, demonstrating his lifelong opposition to legislation designed to break America’s addiction to oil, to promote clean energy and clean energy jobs, and to protect clean air and clean water for Georgia’s future generations. In the 2008 campaign cycle he has accepted $107,500 in contributions from oil and gas interests.
"As drought and high gas prices ravage Georgia’s economy, Georgians know that the failed energy policies of the last eight years don’t work," said Karpinski.  "Senator Chambliss promises to maintain President Bush’s failed policies, while Jim Martin offers a new kind of leadership and a new energy policy that will repower America with clean, renewable energy."

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