WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Rep. Sherrod Brown in the race for Ohio’s Senate seat, citing his record of support for renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.
“LCV is thrilled to endorse Rep. Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate because he has a clear vision to lead this country forward to a clean energy future,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “Rep. Brown understands that it is America’s ingenuity and know-how that will advance renewable fuel technology to create a clean energy future, while creating new job opportunities and a stronger economy as a result. Rep. Brown led the fight against the Central America Free Trade Agreement, demonstrating outstanding leadership for Ohio’s 13th District in Congress – and we know that he will continue to fight for the people of Ohio in the U.S. Senate.”
Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Brown has been a strong supporter of environmental safeguards that protect public health. He holds a lifetime LCV score of 93% and his score for 2005 was 100%.
As the Ranking Member on the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, Rep. Brown voted for measures that would increase America’s investment in clean, renewable energy sources. He has also supported common sense measures to reduce pollution and help consumers, such as requiring new cars go further on a gallon of gas, and increasing the energy efficiency of appliances.
In addition to supporting forward-thinking energy measures, Rep. Brown is a strong advocate of protecting and preserving Ohio and America’s natural treasures. He has consistently fought for a ban on oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes. Rep. Brown has also co-sponsored strong laws for Great Lakes clean-up programs.
“I appreciate and welcome the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters, which fights so effectively to protect our public health and secure a sustainable future,” said U.S. Representative Brown. “I agree with LCV -- we can grow the economy and protect our children’s future by making Ohio the Silicon Valley of alternative energy. And we can end our nation’s dependence on foreign oil by investing at home -- expanding upon the Heartland’s wind, solar, hydrogen, and biodiesel capacity.”
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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