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Sen. Bob Casey endorsed by the NRDC Action Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2018

Contact: Denis Dison, NRDC Action Fund | [email protected] | 202-717-8293

Washington – United States Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.) today earned the endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund, a national organization working to build political support for protecting the planet and its people. Casey is running for re-election in 2018.

“Senator Casey’s record of protecting human health and the environment over his first two terms in the U.S. Senate puts him squarely on the side of Pennsylvania families,” said NRDC Action Fund executive director Kevin Curtis. “From fighting for clean air and drinking water protections to supporting 21st century clean energy jobs, residents of the Commonwealth are lucky to have a champion in the Senate who puts their priorities ahead of corporate polluters. He is the clear, common-sense choice in the 2018 Senate race, and the NRDC Action Fund is proud to support him.”

“I’m proud to stand with the NRDC Action Fund as we work to combat climate change, ensure clean air and water, and protect our natural resources,” Casey said. “A healthy environment means a healthy public and a healthy economy, and it is on all of us to do our part. I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund and I look forward to continuing our work together to safeguard the environment for future generations.”

Sen. Casey voted against EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s confirmation, citing concerns for “the children of Pennsylvania, who deserve clean water to drink, clean air to breathe and action on climate change.” Casey has opposed the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken health and environmental standards like the Clean Power Plan, and he voted to support implementation of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule that would protect the drinking water of 117 million Americans. Casey also opposed the administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement saying the decision would put “Pennsylvania workers at a disadvantage when it comes to competing for clean energy jobs” and “undermine the clean air that every Pennsylvanian has a right to expect.”

In 2016, Sen. Casey received a 100% voting score from the League of Conservation Voters. His re-election would send a signal to Washington that American families want common-sense protections for their air, water, and climate.

For more information on Sen. Casey and more NRDC Action Fund endorsements, please visit www.GiveGreen.com.

NRDC Action Fund endorses Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Bill Nelson

Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today earned the endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund, a national organization working to build political support for protecting the planet and its people. Sen. Baldwin and Sen. Nelson are running for re-election in 2018.

“During her first term in the Senate, Sen. Baldwin has been a champion of clean air, clean water and a healthier environment for Wisconsin families,” said Kevin Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund. “From protecting drinking water and the Great Lakes to helping strengthen controls on toxic chemicals, we need fighters like Sen. Baldwin who will stand up to polluters and protect the health of all Wisconsinites.”

“I’m proud to receive the NRDC Action Fund endorsement,” Baldwin said. “Wisconsin has a long and proud tradition leading on environmental and conservation issues. I have put Wisconsin’s natural resources first by championing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and small business rural development. I am proud to have led the fight for safe drinking water infrastructure in rural communities. With the support of the NRDC Action Fund, I am excited to continue my work to expand clean power, renewable fuels, and water efficiency in the U.S. Senate.”

“Sen. Bill Nelson is a longtime champion of our environment and public health,” said Curtis. “Since his first term in office, Sen. Nelson has made it his priority to protect Florida’s economy and environment from the dangers of offshore drilling. Sen. Nelson has a long history of putting the well-being of Florida communities over the interests of powerful corporate polluters and the fossil fuel lobby. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for his likely opponent, Florida Governor Rick Scott, who instructed state officials to ignore science and the dangers of our changing climate – like sea-level rise and more powerful hurricanes – risking Florida’s future by siding with the fringe climate-denier movement.”

“Fighting to protect Florida’s unique environment has, is and always will be one of my top priorities,” Nelson said. “And it’s an honor to have the support of the NRDC Action Fund and all of its members fighting by my side as we head into 2018.”

Sen. Baldwin and Sen. Nelson have exposed and stood strong against the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine environmental and health protections that Americans of all stripes depend on to raise healthy families. Both senators support action to fight climate change, and both voted against the confirmation of President Trump’s science-denying EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt. In addition, Sen. Baldwin has worked to protect the Great Lakes from pollution and invasive species. Sen. Nelson has fought offshore drilling and worked to bring justice to Gulf communities in the wake of the BP oil spill. Their continued leadership in the Senate is essential to preserving our environment, economic growth, and national security – for current and future generations.

NRDC Action Fund announces first wave of 2018 Senate endorsements

Washington – Nine incumbent Senate candidates today earned the endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund, a national organization working to build political support for protecting the planet and its people. The senators are running for re-election in 2018 and are outspoken champions of Americans’ health and environment.

“Since the day President Trump took office, these senators have redoubled their commitment to protecting our health and environment. Building on their record, they have exposed and stood strong against the administration’s assault on our health and environment,” said Kevin Curtis, Executive Director of the NRDC Action Fund. “A clean and safe environment for current and future generations is a shared American value, and we’re proud to stand with senators who will continue fighting for climate action and clean energy jobs, for clean air, and clean water – for all of us.”

The incumbent Senate candidates receiving NRDC Action Fund endorsements today are: Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.).

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