WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Heath Shuler in the race for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District House seat.
“LCV is proud to endorse Heath Shuler for Congress,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “Heath Shuler believes in investing in American ingenuity to create a new alternative energy future that will not only provide jobs for American workers, but will help improve our environment. He will fight to keep our air and water clean and will work to protect America’s National Parks for our children and grandchildren. We believe Heath Shuler would be a wonderful leader for the people of North Carolina’s 11th District in Congress.”
As a North Carolina native and father of two young children, Mr. Shuler understands the importance of protecting North Carolina’s beautiful natural heritage for future generations. He is a founding member and spokesperson for the Friends of the Smokies, a group that helps preserve the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
In addition to his efforts to protect America’s National Parks, Mr. Shuler also understands that global warming is a serious threat – and will work to find solutions that reduce global warming emissions, such as requiring that new cars go further on a gallon of gas.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters. We desperately need leadership in Congress that understands protecting our environment and energizing our economy are not mutually exclusive, but rather go hand-in-hand. I look forward to being that leader,” Shuler said. “America must achieve energy independence and eliminate our dependence on foreign oil.”
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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