[October 6, 2016 - Congresswoman Kuster (NH-02) discusses the importance of addressing climate change in Concord, NH]
(Concord, NH) —Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund endorsed Annie Kuster for re-election to U.S. Congress (NH-02) at an environmental roundtable where Congresswoman Kuster, State Senator Dan Feltes, ReVision Energy’s Solar Initiatives Director Jack Ruderman, Special Assistant for Environmental and Energy Policy forGov. John Lynch Alice Chamberlin, and New Hampshire Technical Institute students Jessica Smith, Mike Thompson, and Cassidy Brennan discussed New Hampshire’s clean energy economy and mitigating the impacts of climate change.
"We are lucky to be blessed with incredible natural beauty in the Granite State, and that's something we simply cannot take for granted," said Congresswoman Kuster. "Tourism is the second largest contributor to our economy, and if we don't protect our state's landscape, we risk endangering important jobs in the outdoor recreation industry. New Hampshire is helping to lead the fight against climate change, and we know that smart energy policies translate into a healthier environment and a stronger economy. We're creating new jobs in clean alternative energy, and I know together we can continue to build on the progress we've made. It's an honor to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund because I share the values of LCV members who are committed to preserving our environment for future generations."
“We are thrilled to endorse Congresswoman Annie Kuster for re-election as she works tirelessly to prioritize our clean energy economy and protect the natural treasures that make this state so special,” said LCV Action Fund’s New Hampshire State Director Rob Werner. “From the moment Congresswoman Kuster took office, she’s been a tremendous advocate for our state and has ensured that our families and visitors can enjoy the stunning mountains, lands and waters that make New Hampshire an exceptional place to call home.”
At the roundtable, she and other New Hampshire leaders discussed their plans to address climate change, focusing on the opportunities to grow the clean energy economy and tackle the challenges already affecting Granite State businesses and tourism.
Over her two terms in the U.S. House, Congresswoman Kuster has been a leader on addressing climate change, introducing legislation that would establish the first national renewable energy standard and urging the EPA to use the Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) as a model for cutting carbon pollution. In New Hampshire, she has pushed for the development of renewable energy and fought against the Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline. A member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), Kuster is a leader who brings a deep knowledge of New Hampshire and climate solutions to the table.
Congresswoman Kuster earned an impressive 94 percent score on LCV’s 2015 National Environmental Scorecard. The non-partisan Scorecard is the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. Based on key environmental votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a member’s record. For more information, visit http://scorecard.lcv.org
Kuster is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office.
About LCV Action Fund
The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF), the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Since the 1994 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 69 U.S. senators and 306 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 2013-2014 election cycle, LCVAF endorsed over 70 candidates and raised and donated almost $6 million dollars via GiveGreen.Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.