Carol Shea-Porter has proven her commitment to environmental protection from her previous service in Congress. Shea-Porter represented New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District from 2006-2010 and 2012-2014, earning a 96 percent lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
While in Congress, Shea-Porter served on the House Natural Resources Committee and supported the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, worked to reduce cross-state air pollution, and opposed offshore drilling.
In returning to Congress, Shea-Porter will continue to support climate action by defending the Clean Power Plan and advocating for major investments in clean energy. She has called for establishing an Apollo-like program to advance renewable energy.
Shea-Porter returns to the U.S. House after defeating Representative Frank Guinta, who earned a lifetime score of 10 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015.
In her own words:
“Climate change is real, and it is impacting our planet and the Granite State as we speak. We need our policy makers in Congress to finally acknowledge the reality of climate change and the effect it is having on our environment.”
Source: Carol Shea-Porter for U.S. Congress website