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LCV Mourns Passing of Rep. Sherwood Boehlert

Sep 21, 2021

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163,

Washington, D.C. — In response to the passing of former Representative and LCV board-member Sherwood Boehlert (NY-24), the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Board Chair Carol M. Browner and President Gene Karpinski:

“The world needs more leaders like Sherry Boehlert. He was a true environmental leader and a champion for climate action, for protecting national forests and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and for public health for decades. As the Republican Chair of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, he followed the science–not politics– in deciding policy. After he retired from Congress, Sherry was an important and valued member of our board, including serving as Vice Chair, and we will deeply miss him. Our thoughts are with the Boehlert family as we all mourn this loss.”