Catherine Cortez Masto has a proven record of defending Nevada’s environment. As the former Nevada attorney general, Cortez Masto fought to protect clean water from corporate polluters, and, in one case, she secured a $1 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to remediate contamination in Lake Mead.
Building Nevada’s clean energy economy was central to Cortez Masto’s campaign. In the U.S. Senate, she will work to accelerate the growth of the solar, geothermal, and wind industries, and she will protect Nevada’s parks and public lands.
Cortez Masto joins the U.S. Senate after defeating Representative Joe Heck, who earned a spot on LCV’s 2016 Dirty Dozen list with a lifetime score of 8 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015. She fills the seat of retiring Senator Harry Reid, who earned an 81 percent lifetime score through 2015.
In her own words:
“As U.S. Senator, I will work to ensure we are fully utilizing Nevada’s abundance of wind, solar, and geothermal energy resources and increase investments in renewable energy technology to create green jobs here in Nevada. I will also work to preserve and protect Nevada’s incredible public lands—a unique, valuable resource in Nevada that creates thousands of jobs and brings in millions of dollars into our state’s economy every year.”
Source: Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate website