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LCV Statement on Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Patrick Leahy’s Leadership Following All-Night Climate Speeches in the Senate

Mar 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC –League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on Senator Sanders and Senator Leahy’s leadership during the Senate’s series of all-night speeches pressing for action on climate change:

“We’re thrilled that Senators Sanders and Leahy joined with 29 colleagues from across the country to stand up to corporate polluters and give a voice to Vermonters demanding action on climate change. Vermont is already seeing climate impacts, including more extreme storms, less maple syrup production, and more sporadic fall foliage. We congratulate Senators Sanders and Leahy on their leadership and will continue working with them to push for action to confront the climate crisis.”