Environmental Champion Ed Markey Elected Next U.S. Senator from MA

Environmental Champion Ed Markey Elected Next U.S. Senator from MA

Contact: Melissa Harrison, NRDC Action Fund, 614-203-2616, [email protected]

Senator-elect Markey will continue his work to address climate change

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2013) – Tonight voters in Massachusetts overwhelmingly elected environmental champion Ed Markey, as their next U.S. Senator.

Peter Lehner, Executive Director of the NRDC Action Fund, made the following statement:

“Senator-elect Markey made tackling climate change the primary issue of this campaign and once again proved it’s not just good policy, it’s good politics. Sending an environmental champion to the U.S Senate is even more important today, as President Obama just laid out a bold, but achievable and economically solid, plan to fight the climate change that threatens our children and their future. Senator-elect Markey brings passionate determination to the task of making sure America’s air is clean, our water is safe to drink, and our public lands are better preserved. He is also an accomplished and pragmatic lawmaker who knows how to get work done and will continue that legacy in the U.S. Senate. We look forward working with him to push for climate action and clean energy.”


The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to grow the environmental majority across America to achieve the passage of legislation that jump-starts the clean energy economy, reduces pollution, and sustains vibrant communities for all Americans. Now is the time for leadership and action from our elected officials — our current goal is a comprehensive clean energy policy that will repower our economy and fuel our future. www.nrdcactionfund.org

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