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NRDC Action Fund endorses Sen. Tim Kaine for re-election

Washington – The NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental organization, today announced its endorsement of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in his campaign for re-election this year.

“Tim Kaine understands that a safe environment, healthy families, and climate action are essential to continued economic growth,” said NRDC Action Fund Executive Director Kevin Curtis. “Throughout his career, he has fought to protect Virginia families from polluted air and water, and he’s been a leader in preparing vulnerable communities like Hampton Roads for rising sea levels caused by climate change.  We are proud to stand with Sen. Kaine as he seeks another term in the Senate.” 

“We have a responsibility to protect our environment and take steps to preserve our planet for future generations,” said Sen. Kaine. “I am honored to receive the NRDC Action Fund’s endorsement for a second term in the U.S. Senate. Given the opportunity to serve I will continue to defend Virginia’s coasts, safeguard our communities from climate change, and cherish the natural beauty of our Commonwealth.”

As a key member of the Senate’s ‘Green Firewall,’ Sen. Kaine is helping block some of the Trump administration’s most extreme environmental agenda items, including its efforts to expose Virginia beaches to harmful offshore drilling. Sen. Kaine is featured on GiveGreen.com, a project of LCV Victory Fund and NextGen America, supported by the NRDC Action Fund PAC. GiveGreen.com is the only website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions running for office. Last cycle, the GiveGreen program raised more than $8.3 million for pro-environment candidates.

NRDC Action Fund endorses Sen. Tina Smith

Washington – The NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental organization, today announced its endorsement of U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in her campaign for the U.S. Senate.

“Tina Smith is a proven environmental champion who stands up for Minnesota families,” said NRDC Action Fund Executive Director Kevin Curtis. “Throughout her career, Sen. Smith has fought for public health and the environment, and in her first months in the Senate she has already made her mark. We need to keep strong advocates like Sen. Smith in the Senate, working to cut air and water pollution, lead on clean energy and climate action, and conserve natural resources and landscapes across Minnesota and America. The NRDC Action Fund is proud to endorse her.”

“I’m honored to have the endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund,” said Senator Smith. “Throughout my career I have fought to protect our land, water and air. We need to continue to fight climate change, protect our country’s national treasures and grow our clean energy economy. I will continue to be a strong champion and defender of our environment in the Senate.”

As Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Sen. Smith led efforts to create clean energy jobs and raise the state’s renewable energy standard to 50% by 2050. In the Senate, she has spoken out against the Trump administration’s reckless withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, and she has called for the resignation of President Trump’s scandal-ridden EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. Smith is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and, as an original cosponsor of the Smart Building Acceleration Act (S. 2447), is a leading voice for energy efficiency improvements that save money, create jobs, and protect the environment.

Sen. Smith is featured on GiveGreen.com, a project of LCV Victory Fund and NextGen America, supported by the NRDC Action Fund PAC. GiveGreen.com is the only website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions running for office. Last cycle, the GiveGreen program raised more than $8.3 million for pro-environment candidates.

NRDC Action Fund endorses Sen. Jon Tester

The NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental organization, today announced its endorsement of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in his campaign for re-election this year.

“Jon Tester has worked tirelessly to make sure future generations have access to clean air and clean water,” said NRDC Action Fund Executive Director Kevin Curtis. “He stands up for Montana families, speaking out to preserve public lands and the bedrock environmental protections that all Americans depend on for their health and safety. As a farmer, he understands first-hand the dangers that climate change poses to our way of life, and he works hard to help Americans adapt by supporting clean energy jobs. The NRDC Action Fund is proud to support Sen. Tester as he continues fighting for public health and our environment.”

“Montana is home to amazing public lands and world-class fisheries and we need clean air and water in order to enjoy them,” Tester said. “I am proud to have the NRDC Action Fund’s endorsement, and I will continue relentlessly defending Montana’s clean air and clean water because they are critically important to agriculture, jobs, and our Montana way of life.”

Tester has helped pass legislation to fund conservation programs and expand national parks, and he is a vocal opponent of Interior Secretary Zinke’s attempts to sell off the nation’s public lands. He opposed Scott Pruitt’s nomination for EPA Administrator and has since fought to hold Pruitt accountable, including during a Senate hearing yesterday in which he demanded Administrator Pruitt clean up Montana’s Superfund sites. Tester’s re-election is key to continuing to build a pro-environment majority in the Senate in order to stave off attacks on public lands, public health, and our environment.

Sen. Tester is featured on GiveGreen.com, a project of LCV Victory Fund and NextGen America, supported by the NRDC Action Fund PAC. GiveGreen.com is the only website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions running for office. Last cycle, the GiveGreen program raised more contributions to candidates than ever before—over $8.3 million for state and federal candidates.

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