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LCV Action Fund Endorses Representative Dan Maffei for Re-Election

Sep 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Dan Maffei for re-election to Congress (NY-24). Representative Maffei’s dedication to American energy independence and public health make him a vital protector of our nation and environment. 

“Representative Maffei is a strong voice for the environment, advocating for a clean energy economy that will reduce carbon pollution across the United States,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “His unwavering advocacy for clean air and water shows that he is deeply committed to protecting our health and is willing to stand up to polluters .”

“Representative Maffei’s determination to protect New York’s natural landscape ensures that our state will remain a treasured place to live and raise a family for many generations to come,” said Rhea Jezer, Central New York Board Representative of the New York League of Conservation Voters. “He’s also a champion of the renewable energy research and development taking place in so many of New York’s universities, companies, and public-private partnerships.”

“I am honored to receive this endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Rep. Maffei. “Central New York has a beautiful local landscape and clean water economy that must be protected for generations to come. I will continue to work in Congress to promote renewable energy technologies that create jobs, protect our natural resources, and oppose radical partisan efforts to weaken environmental safety measures.”

As a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Representative Maffei is committed to making America energy independent by growing our clean energy economy and increasing our energy efficiency. He promotes investment in renewable energy research and development – which will reduce our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and decrease harmful carbon pollution.  

Representative Maffei strives to safeguard America’s public health.  His focus on protecting our natural resources, in particular our clean air and water, ensures both Americans and our environment will remain healthy.  His determination to act on climate change and reduce our nation’s carbon pollution will help mitigate the negative health effects of air pollution. 

In 2012, LCV developed the Flat Earth Five program, which succeeded in defeating four climate change-denying incumbents in the House of Representatives.  Dan Maffei, who was endorsed by LCVAF, unseated former Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle, one of the Flat Earth Five members.   Representative Maffei has proven himself a strong ally for taking action on climate change, and has provided much needed environmental leadership in New York’s 24th district.  

Representative Maffei’s voting record has earned him a 90% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. The non-partisan Scorecard is the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. Based on key environmental votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s record. For more information, visit

Dan Maffei is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.


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