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LCVAF Endorses Tim Walz in MN-01 House Race

Contact: Kristin Lee or Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683 or October 19, 2006  

WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Tim Walz in the race for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District seat, citing his commitment to investing in American innovation and know-how to find common sense solutions to our energy challenges. 


"LCV is proud to endorse Tim Walz for Congress because he understands that by investing in renewable energy solutions such as wind and solar power, we can lead this country towards a clean energy future while creating good jobs here in America," LCV President Gene Karpinski said.  "As a respected public school teacher and Army veteran, Tim Walz has dedicated his life to public service.  We believe Tim Walz will continue in that tradition as an outstanding voice in Congress for Southern Minnesota, and we look forward to working with him to solve this country’s energy challenges."


Mr. Walz also recognizes the importance of addressing global warming through practical solutions, such as reducing harmful global warming emissions and increasing energy efficiency.  Mr. Walz strongly believes that one of the best gifts we can give our children is to keep this country's air and water clean.  He supports public health safeguards such as the Clean Air and Safe Drinking Water Acts.   He is also committed to preserving our National Parks and natural heritage for future generations. 


“I am proud to accept the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters.  In Congress, I will make it a priority to give the gift of clean air and water to my children and all the children of southern Minnesota,” Tim Walz said.  “I will work to protect our national parks and critical habitats, I will fight to reinstate the EPA regulations that have gone by the wayside during the last few years, and I will fight for an Apollo-type program to develop clean, renewable energy sources.”


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