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LCVAF Endorses Rep. Chris Smith in NJ-04 House Race

Contact: Kristin Lee or Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683 or September 6, 2006  

Washington, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Rep. Chris Smith (R-04) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, citing his commitment to sensible energy efficiency and public health measures. 


“LCV is proud to endorse Rep. Chris Smith for re-election,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said.  “During his time in Congress, Rep. Smith has voted for sensible energy efficiency measures that both improve our environment and help our economy.  He has also been a strong supporter of important public health laws and voted to protect America’s coasts from offshore drilling.”


Throughout his tenure in Congress, Rep. Smith has proven to be an independent thinker, putting environmental protection above partisanship and promoting key environmental safeguards both here and abroad.  Rep. Smith has voted to protect clean water and the public’s right to know about toxics released into their communities.  He also voted to hold the makers of the gasoline additive MTBE liable for their product’s harmful effects.  


In addition to his support for energy efficiency measures and public health laws, Rep. Smith voted to save America’s coasts from the threat of offshore drilling, demonstrating that he clearly recognizes the importance of New Jersey’s beaches to its economy and state identity. 


"I am honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters," Rep. Smith said.  "The protection of our natural resources and the need to mitigate health risks from environmental dangers have always been top priorities for me.  I will continue to fight for clean air, clean water, ocean protection and I will continue to work hard to craft and implement public policies that preserve our environment."


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