Washington, DC - The New York League of Conservation Voters and League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced a joint endorsement of Tim Bishop (NY-01) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Bishop received a perfect 100% score on LCV’s 2009 National Environmental Scorecard, and has an outstanding lifetime score of 98%.*
“Congressman Bishop has been a champion of clean energy legislation that will create jobs, curb pollution and reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “We are proud to endorse Congressman Bishop for re-election because he stands with the people of New York who need clean energy jobs now, and not with the Big Oil companies and special interests who are blocking progress in Washington.”
Bishop’s support was crucial to the House-passed American Clean Energy and Security Act, which would help create more than 100,000 clean energy jobs in New York. Rep. Bishop also supported the single largest investment in clean energy in history: more than $80 billion for energy efficiency, renewable energy and public transit in the economic recovery package, with substantial investments going to job-creating clean energy and energy efficiency projects in New York’s 1st district.
“In Long Island, the health of our environment is very much tied to the health of our people and the health of our economy,” Congressman Bishop said. “I look forward to continuing my work with the New York League of Conservation Voters and national League of Conservation Voters to ensure that New York remains a safe, clean and beautiful place to live.”
Rep. Bishop has been a leader in creating energy-efficient public transportation projects as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and has long demonstrated his commitment to clean energy and environmental protections as a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition caucus.***
“Through his four terms in Congress, Tim Bishop has proven himself as a strong and steady advocate for the environment in Long Island and New York as a whole,” said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. “The League is proud to endorse him for re-election in 2010.”
Rep. Bishop is featured on LCVAF’s GiveGreen website, http://lcv.org/givegreen, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.
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*The non-partisan LCV Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members 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 http://lcv.org/scorecard
** Center for American Progress & Political Economy Research Institute, http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/06/clean_energy_map.html