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LCVAF endorses Nancy Johnson in CT-5 race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683 June 30, 2006  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Contact:  Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683

  June 30, 2006                                                        


League of Conservation Voters Endorses Rep. Nancy Johnson in Connecticut’s Fifth District.


LCV Cites Unwavering Leadership in Opposition to Arctic Drilling and Staunch Support of Environmental Issues.


Washington, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Rep. Nancy Johnson in Connecticut’s Fifth District, citing her leadership on environmental issues that affect both her state and the nation as a whole.


“LCV is proud to endorse Nancy Johnson for re-election,” said LCV Senior Vice President for Political Affairs Tony Massaro. “Rep. Johnson understands that a clean environment is integral to job creation and retention. She understands that the best way to energy independence is to grow our economy by developing new resources, while counting on American ingenuity, American know-how and the American work ethic to reach our goals.”


Johnson has been a national and local leader on the environment. She has championed legislation and local projects to protect Connecticut rivers, lake, forests and open space. Nationally, Johnson has fought attempts to roll back pollution standards, supported bipartisan legislation to combat the effects of global warming, and led the effort in the House to protect the pristine Arctic Refuge from oil drilling. She was selected as an LCV Environmental Champion in 2004.


"Protecting and preserving the environment is our responsibility to this generation and future generations," Rep. Johnson said. "I fight hard every day to protect air and water quality, safeguard public lands, and preserve critical environmental resources in Connecticut like the Farmington River, Candlewood Lake, and the Upper Housatonic River Valley. I thank the League of Conservation Voters and its members for their endorsement, and I appreciate their continued leadership and hard work on behalf of our environment."


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