Washington, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today announced its endorsement of Rep. Ben Cardin in the Maryland race for U.S. Senate.
“LCV is proud to endorse Ben Cardin for U.S. Senate,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “Rep. Cardin is a strong leader who believes in common sense solutions to America’s energy challenges – such as reducing our dependence on oil by investing in clean, renewable energy. During his tenure in office, Rep. Cardin has done an outstanding job representing Maryland and protecting our environment in the House of Representatives– and we know he’ll be an outstanding voice for Maryland in the United States Senate.”
This year, Rep. Cardin earned a perfect 100 percent LVC score for his pro-environment voting record and holds a lifetime LCV score of 89 percent.
Mr. Karpinski applauded Rep. Cardin's commitment to taking real action to help stop global warming. In Congress, Rep. Cardin co-sponsored legislation to reduce dangerous global warming emissions. He also fought to protect this country's most important public health protections that keep our air and water clean. In Maryland, Rep. Cardin has been a leader in ongoing efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
“Ben Cardin has made protecting the Chesapeake Bay a centerpiece of his public service. Through bipartisan work and dedication, Rep. Cardin has secured funds to help restore this Maryland treasure for our children and grandchildren,” Mr. Karpinski added.
“I’m honored to receive the LCV’s endorsement. Protecting Maryland’s unique environment – particularly the Chesapeake Bay - has been a centerpiece of my work in Congress. In the Senate, I will take on the challenges of global warming emissions and fight Bush’s efforts to roll back environmental protections. Creating more renewable energy sources and leaving cleaner air and water for future generations are two of my top priorities.”
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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