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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.