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LCV Action Fund Endorses Rick Weiland for U.S. Senate from South Dakota

Sep 29, 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 Rick Weiland for U.S. Senate from South Dakota. Weiland will work to conserve our environment and expand America’s clean energy economy.

“Rick Weiland has spent his career balancing economic growth with environmental protections, and he will continue this leadership in the Senate as he works to create clean energy jobs and increase our energy efficiency,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “He will ensure we are good stewards of our environment by conserving our natural resources and reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.” 

“I appreciate the League’s endorsement a great deal,” said Weiland. “The League has taken on such a critical fight, one that isn’t easy at times, especially given the misinformation campaigns fueled by big money.  Our planet is precious and we need to ensure its survival for future generations of Americans.  South Dakota is incredibly well-positioned to take advantage of the move towards clean energy.  I look forward to the League’s input and to working with them if I am fortunate enough to serve South Dakota in the United States Senate.” 

As a former regional FEMA director, Weiland witnessed the impacts of climate disruption in our communities, which is why he supports commonsense solutions to tackle climate change and protect our planet for generations to come. In the Senate, he will advocate for the expansion of South Dakota’s clean energy industries while opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline, standing with farmers, ranchers and tribal communities against a proposal that would harm the state’s land and economy. Weiland also served as the CEO of the International Code Council, where he worked to make our residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient, a cause he will continue to fight for in the Senate, which will save consumers money and combat climate change. 

Rick Weiland 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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