Washington, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Representative Mike Castle (AL-DE) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“LCV is proud to endorse Rep. Mike Castle for re-election,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “Rep. Castle supports investments in renewable energy to help this country move toward a clean energy future and has opposed backwards looking policies like offshore drilling. Throughout his tenure in Congress, Rep. Castle has been a strong voice for Delaware and the environment.”
Rep. Castle is committed to conserving this country’s most treasured wilderness for future generations – both in Delaware and across the nation. He has fought for funds to expand Delaware’s Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Redden State Forest and he has worked hard to preserve land along the C & D canal. Rep. Castle also worked to conserve America’s last truly wild places, such as the Artic National Wildlife Refuge.
In addition to his support for clean renewable energy and protecting public lands, Rep. Castle has worked to strengthen some of our most important public health measures, such as the Clean Water Act.
“I am very proud of my record on promoting renewable alternatives to fossil fuels and I have worked hard to preserve Delaware’s open spaces and improve the quality of our air and drinking water during my years in government. As public officials, it is our duty to protect our environment for future generations of Delawareans and I will continue to be an outspoken supporter of clean energy and conservation in the United States Congress,” said Rep. Castle.
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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