Kensington, MD — Today the Van Hollen for Senate Campaign announced that the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund has endorsed Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate.
“Chris Van Hollen has spent decades as a remarkable leader in the fight to protect Maryland’s environment and address the climate crisis,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “Whether it was working to protect the Chesapeake Bay from drilling as a young state senator, sponsoring tax credits to bring clean energy jobs to Maryland, or introducing legislation to reduce our carbon pollution and fight climate change, he has been a real champion in the efforts to protect our planet for future generations. In the U.S. Senate, Maryland families can count on him to be outspoken and passionate about protecting public health and safeguarding our clean air, land, and water.”
“It has been an honor to work in partnership with the League of Conservation Voters to protect the Chesapeake Bay, fight for a healthy environment, and confront climate change. Working together, we can promote good paying clean energy jobs that put people to work while confronting the risings threats and costs of climate change,” said Chris Van Hollen.
Since his first election to public office, Chris has been a tough and effective advocate for our environment. He wrote the law that banned drilling in sensitive areas of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and as Co-Chair of the Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus, he fought successfully to obtain historic boosts in federal funds to help preserve and protect the Bay for future generations. Chris is also a leader in the effort to address climate change, which poses a major threat to Maryland’s economy and way of life. His legislation would reduce carbon pollution while at the same time putting money back in the pockets of middle class families nationwide.