LCV Action Fund Endorses Steven Horsford for Congress

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554, Holly_Burke@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will support sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Steven Horsford for Congress in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District.

“Steven Horsford has a proven record of fighting for the environment in Nevada and across the country,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are proud to endorse his campaign because we know he will continue to be a champion for Nevada’s public lands and clean energy economy.”

“Steven Horsford has been an important ally in the effort to protect Nevada’s public lands,” said Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Andy Maggi. “His work to preserve treasured places like Gold Butte and Tule Springs helped create jobs across the state and will ensure that future generations of Nevadans can continue to enjoy the unique wilderness of the Silver State.”

“I’m proud to have LCV Action Fund’s support as we work to expand clean energy and protect our special places in Nevada,” said Steven Horsford. “We must stop Donald Trump and Cresent Hardy from rolling back protections on the air we breathe and the water we drink, taking us backwards on climate change, and selling out our parks and public lands to the highest bidder. Hardy’s extreme record of voting against clean energy, funding for parks, and public health protections does not represent our values or best interests.”   

As Majority Leader of the Nevada Senate, Steven Horsford authored the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative, which funded training and placement for jobs in clean energy and energy efficiency, and he led the senate in passing a bill to increase Nevada’s renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025. In Congress, Horsford advocated for clean energy tax incentives and served as a member of the Committee on Natural Resources, where he introduced and cosponsored several bills to expand public land designations and create jobs in Nevada. He helped secure the 48,000-acres Wovoka Wilderness Area designation, establish the Tule Spring National Monument, and build support for protections for Gold Butte.

Horsford’s opponent, Cresent Hardy, has described Yucca Mountain as the “perfect site” to store the nation’s nuclear waste, despite the risks that it would pose to the drinking water and safety of Nevadans and tourists visiting the state. As a member of Congress, he voted against clean energy jobs, standards for clean air and water, and protections for our public lands.

 

About LCV Action Fund

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Since the 1994 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 74 U.S. senators and 331 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Nevadans for Steven Horsford.

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