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Washington – Catherine Cortez Masto today earned the endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund, a national organization working to build political support for protecting the planet and its people. Cortez Masto is a former Nevada attorney general and the presumptive Democratic nominee in the 2016 election to replace Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is leaving the U.S. Senate at the end of his current term.
“We’re proud to stand with a candidate who will fight for Nevada’s clean energy future,” said David Goldston, NRDC Action Fund’s director of government affairs. “Catherine Cortez Masto understands that protecting the environment for our kids and creating clean energy jobs go hand-in-hand.”
“I am grateful for the support of the NRDC Action fund and their recognition of my record as a problem solver who works with both parties to get things done for Nevada,” said Cortez Masto. “In the Senate I will fight to end wasteful taxpayer giveaways to Big Oil companies, protect Nevada’s public lands for future generations, and support Nevada’s clean energy industry that is already creating good-paying middle class jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.”
The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to build political support in the United States for protecting the planet and its people. We mobilize influential constituencies, experts, community leaders and others to directly advocate for clean air and water, public health, biodiversity, and a stable climate. We support candidates who stand up for environmental protection, and we expose those who side with polluters rather than the public good. www.nrdcactionfund.org
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