Washington, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate in Missouri, citing her strong support for the creation of a new American economic sector based upon the development of clean and renewable energy products.
“LCV is proud to endorse Claire McCaskill, a proven leader who understands that the key to our energy independence is to rely on American ingenuity, American know-how and the American work ethic,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Claire McCaskill is prepared to make the decisions that will increase our use of clean renewable energy sources, and lead to the development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced technologies that use energy more efficiently. 2006 is a time for national action, and Claire McCaskill will represent Missouri well as it happens.”
Karpinski noted that Ms. McCaskill supports common sense solutions like requiring cars to go further on a gallon of gas and making polluters pay for their messes. He noted that as Jackson County Prosecutor, Ms. McCaskill implemented a policy cracking down on environmental crimes, primarily focusing on the issue of illegal dumping.
“I appreciate and value the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters, who have been working for decades to elect pro-environment members of Congress,” Ms. McCaskill said. “A year ago, my opponent actually said ‘we’re not sure a warmer earth is a bad thing.’ Clearly, that shows that he doesn’t begin to understand the problem we are facing. I will work hard to be an advocate for a cleaner earth, because it is the right thing to do.”
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