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LCV Statement on Retirement of Senator Ben Cardin

May 1, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the news that Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will not seek reelection in 2024, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Senator Ben Cardin has been a tireless advocate for climate action, clean water for all and protecting the iconic Chesapeake Bay. Marylanders and all Americans are better off for his service to our country, especially his tenure on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. With an impressive 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard, Senator Cardin leaves a tremendous legacy of fighting for a healthy environment and a healthy democracy and the Old Line State’s next U.S. Senator must continue his commitment to a sustainable future for all Maryland families. We look forward to working with Senator Cardin for the rest of this Congress to ensure we are improving our water infrastructure, implementing the historic climate investments of the Inflation Reduction Act he helped pass, and more.”