HARTFORD, CT - The national League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today joined Connecticut environmental activists at the Mark Twain House and Museum to announce its endorsement of Senator Joe Lieberman (CT) for re-election to the U.S. Senate, citing his leadership in fighting for the environment, public health and quality of life of Connecticut families and all Americans.
"LCV is pleased to endorse Joe Lieberman for re-election to the U.S. Senate," said LCV Senior Vice President for Political Affairs Tony Massaro. "Senator Lieberman is a top environmental leader in Congress, fighting every day for the environment, health, and quality of life of Connecticut families and all Americans. He is willing to stand up to big corporate polluters and work tirelessly to protect our natural resources for future generations. He supports real, clean energy solutions to reduce our dangerous dependence on oil and to combat global warming. We urge all Connecticut voters to join us in supporting Senator Lieberman's re-election."
As a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator Lieberman has worked hard to preserve and strengthen our nation's clean air and clean water protections, opposing attempts by the Bush Administration and corporate polluters to rewrite our environmental and public health laws. In particular, he is one of the lead sponsors of a tri-partisan bill to clean up dirty coal-fired power plants. Sen. Lieberman is also fighting against attempts to gut the Endangered Species Act.
Sen. Lieberman continues to be a champion in protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling, helping lead the fight against multiple efforts in the Senate to advance fiscally irresponsible and environmentally damaging drilling proposals in this national treasure.
Locally, Sen. Lieberman has focused on preserving and promoting Connecticut's natural and historical treasures throughout his career in public service. Working in a bipartisan fashion with the rest of the Connecticut delegation, he was successful in establishing the first national park in the Nutmeg State at Weir Farm. Sen. Lieberman also worked to add the Mark Twain House - the site of today's endorsement event - to the national register of historical places, and helped secure federal protections and funding for the McKinney National Wildlife Refuge and Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge.
Senator Lieberman has also been active on local energy issues, supporting an amendment to the energy bill last year that would have restored state authority on siting liquefied natural gas facilities, including those on Connecticut's coast.
Sen. Lieberman has an 86% lifetime LCV score.
For information on all of LCV's endorsed candidates for 2006, visit our website at http://www.lcv.org/campaigns/endorsements/index.html.
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