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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.