Washington, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Tessa Hafen in the race for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, citing her strong commitment to clean renewable energy.
"The League of Conservation Voters is proud to endorse Tessa Hafen for Congress because she understands the importance of promoting sound energy policies that are not only good for the environment, but also help consumers and reduce our dangerous reliance on foreign oil,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “Hafen knows that we can solve our energy problems with commonsense solutions that rely on American innovation and know-how. Nevadans deserve a strong leader like Tessa Hafen fighting for them in Congress."
In addition to her support of clean renewable energy, Ms. Hafen would support legislation to increase fuel economy standards that would make new cars go further on a gallon of gas. She also understands the threat global warming poses to the nation and would support legislation to reduce global warming emissions.
As a senior advisor to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Ms. Hafen worked to pass bipartisan legislation that protected thousands of acres of Nevada wilderness. If elected, Hafen would continue her work to protect Nevada’s most environmentally important wild places, so that future generations can enjoy the state’s natural beauty.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation voters and I will fight in Congress to protect our environment and to give families more clean energy choices. Increasing the use of renewable resources to power our homes and businesses will help keep our air and water clean, address global warming pollution, lower energy costs and create sustainable economic development. Under President Bush and the Republican Congress, our nation’s energy policy has been ‘no solution, more pollution.’ We need to set a new course for energy independence by 2020 by increasing fuel economy standards, eliminating subsidies to oil, gas and nuclear power and harnessing the sun, wind and geothermal energy to increase our energy security,” Tessa Hafen said.
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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