NRDC Action Fund Endorses in Gubernatorial, Senate and House Races to Boost Clean Energy Champs

NRDC Action Fund Endorses in Gubernatorial, Senate and House Races to Boost Clean Energy Champs

WASHINGTON (July 6, 2022)—The NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental organization, today issued 11 more candidate endorsements, including in three of the top gubernatorial races this year. The move to back additional clean energy and climate champions comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA, which limited the Biden administration’s options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

“American families need relief, but the fossil fuel industry’s stranglehold on our economy means all of us are at the mercy of wild price swings at the pump, unhealthy air and climate-wrecking pollution. The Court’s recent decision in West Virginia v. EPA underscores how important it is to elect leaders who will work to speed up the transition to a clean energy economy,” said Kevin S. Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund. “The candidates we endorse today are fighting to build a brighter future with plentiful clean energy jobs, a safer environment and true energy independence that comes from domestic, renewable energy.”

The newly endorsed candidates are:

For Governor

• Stacey Abrams (D) – Georgia
• Atty. Gen. Josh Shapiro (D) – Pennsylvania
• Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) – Michigan

For U.S. Senate

• Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) – Pennsylvania
• Rep. Tim Ryan (D) – Ohio
• Rep. Peter Welch (D) – Vermont

For U.S. House

• Rep. Matt Cartwright (D) (PA-08)
• Rep. Sharice Davids (D) (KS-03)
• Jeff Jackson (D) (NC-14)
• Kermit Jones (D) (CA-03)
• Gabriel Vasquez (D) (NM-02)

The NRDC Action Fund is endorsing its largest-ever slate of candidates during the 2022 political cycle. NRDC Action Votes and NRDC Action Fund PAC, political committees affiliated with the organization, raise millions of dollars in support of these and other pro-environment candidates through, a donor platform that has already raised nearly $17 million for pro-environment candidates this cycle.