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State Conservation Voters Urge Senators to Pass Comprehensive Energy & Climate Legislation this Fall

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or October 6, 2009  
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) thumbs through a copy of the 2009 CVNM Legislative Scorecard

WASHINGTON – In all, 24 Executive Directors from state conservation voter organizations descended on Capitol Hill today to lobby their members on comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation. The state organizations helped pass the House bill with bipartisan support and have joined the growing coalition, ranging from business leaders to veterans, calling for the Senate to strengthen and pass the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act.

LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement about today’s lobby day: 

“Armed with stories from constituent voters, our state league partners echo public polling that Americans support a clean energy economy that creates millions of new jobs, improves our national security, and protects the planet by reducing global warming pollution.”

“The leagues have worked to pass innovative energy policies in their states for years and they know that now is the time for Congress to act as well. Comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation passed with bipartisan support in the House with their help and they are working to ensure the Senate follows suit.”

“Passing comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation is the top priority for the League of Conservation Voters and our state league partners. We look forward to continuing to work with members of Congress beyond today’s meetings to achieve this important goal.”

Executive Directors from the following state conservation voter organizations participated in today’s lobby day:

Arizona League of Conservation Voters
California League of Conservation Voters
Colorado Conservation Voters
Connecticut League of Conservation Voters
Conservation Alabama
Conservation Council of North Carolina
Conservation Minnesota
Conservation Voters for Idaho
Conservation Voters New Mexico
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
Conservation Voters South Carolina
Georgia Conservation Voters
Granite State Conservation Voters Alliance
Maine League of Conservation Voters
Maryland League of Conservation Voters
Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Montana Conservation Voters
Nevada Conservation League
Ohio League of Conservation Voters
Tennessee Conservation Voters
Vermont Alliance of Conservation Voters
Washington Conservation Voters
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
Wyoming Conservation Voters 


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