Washington, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Jim Pederson in the Arizona race for U.S. Senate, citing his support for investing in alternative energy, improving water quality standards and taking action on global warming.
“LCV is proud to endorse Jim Pederson for U.S. Senate,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “Mr. Pederson is committed to moving forward with real solutions to America’s energy challenges, including investing in clean renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. We believe Jim Pederson will be an outstanding voice for Arizona in the United States Senate and will help lead this country towards a clean energy future.”
In addition to his commitment to investing in renewable energy, Mr. Pederson also believes that Arizonans – and all Americans – should always have the right to breathe clean air and drink clean water. He is a strong supporter of strengthening air and water quality protections.
Mr. Pederson also understands that global warming is real – and that action must be taken immediately to halt further damage. He believes that the government should take action to reduce global warming emissions and help consumers, by enacting simple solutions like requiring new cars to go further on a gallon of gas.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters,” Pederson said. “And I’m ready to get to work on the issues that are affecting Arizona families, whether it’s the quality of our air and water, climate change or the pinch high gas prices are putting on our pocket books because of our dependence on foreign oil. These pressing concerns have been neglected by Washington for too long, and Arizona is ready for a change.”
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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