Friday, October 29, 2010


Touts Gillibrand’s Work to Bolster Clean Energy, Green Jobs, Environmental Conservation

The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) today formally endorsed Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senate, touting her work in the Senate to bolster development of clean-energy technology, create jobs in the renewable-energy sector, and protect New York’s precious natural resources.

“Kirsten Gillibrand is the voice we need in Washington,”
said NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn. “She’s fighting to hold corporate polluters accountable, and protect the air we breathe and the water we drink. She knows what’s at stake when it comes to climate change, and she has what it takes to help transition our economy from the foreign fossil fuels of the last century to the wind, solar and clean energy of the 21st century.”
“I am honored to have the support of the New York League of Conservation Voters,” Senator Gillibrand said. “From the shores of the Great Lakes, to the banks of the Hudson Valley and the peaks of the Adirondacks, New York is blessed with great natural beauty that I will always fight to protect. If we can beat Russia in the race to the moon, then we can beat China in the race to green energy. I look forward to continue working with NYLCV so we can finally pass comprehensive clean-energy legislation, stop spending $1 billion a day on foreign oil from hostile nations, and start investing that money here at home producing clean energy and creating green-energy jobs.”

NYLCV joins a broad and growing coalition of community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, civil rights leaders, elected officials and advocacy groups all standing with Kirsten Gillibrand. Click here for the latest information about who has endorsed Kirsten’s campaign.