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LCV Statement on Raimondo Confirmation Vote

Mar 1, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington D.C. — Ahead of a final confirmation vote of Governor Gina Raimondo to serve as Commerce Secretary, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld: 

“Governor Raimondo is a proven job creator and her climate leadership will be a welcome and needed change at Commerce. She is a strong advocate for clean energy, committed Rhode Island to 100% clean energy by 2030, and oversaw the development of the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. Critically, Gov. Raimondo has firsthand experience transitioning to a clean energy economy that creates good paying jobs at every skill level. She will be well positioned to strengthen NOAA’s mission, reestablish a culture of scientific integrity, and lead on ocean conservation. In addition, we are confident in her ability to depoliticize the Census and deliver a representative depiction of our country that will ensure a fair redistricting process and equitable enforcement of environmental protections for the next ten years.”

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