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Clean Water Action Endorses Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

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Contact: Andrew Zucker: 617-398-0428; Giselle Barry: 781-960-5338

Charlestown, Massachusetts – Rep. Ed Markey released the following statement today after receiving the endorsement of Clean Water Action:

“In Congress, I have worked to protect the environment and promote clean energy, and I am honored to receive the endorsement of Clean Water Action on behalf of its 50,000 Massachusetts members. America needs to unleash a green revolution that will combat climate change and create clean energy jobs that will transform the economy of Massachusetts and the nation. I will continue standing up to the polluters and special interests harming our environment, and I want to bring this fight for a clean energy future to the Senate.”

Ed is a passionate voice for our environment and has one of the strongest environmental records in Congress. He is a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the top Democrat (Ranking Member) of the Natural Resources Committee.

Ed has also earned endorsements from the League of Conservation VotersSierra Club and 350 Action.

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READ Clean Water Action’s endorsement of Ed Markey below:

Clean Water Action Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate

BOSTON – Today, Clean Water Action endorsed Representative Ed Markey in the United States Senate race in Massachusetts, saying that he has been a tireless leader in promoting clean energy investments and environmental protection.

Elizabeth Saunders, Clean Water Action’s Massachusetts State Director commented that “Over Rep. Markey’s decades of service, he has been at the forefront of every major movement to protect our drinking water, air quality and community health and safety.”  A short list of his leadership efforts include leading the drive for a smart response to the climate crisis, repeatedly protecting the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts from industry attacks, leading efforts to prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals ranging from banning the notorious chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to phasing out dangerous chemicals in personal care products, being the most effective and persistent watchdog of nuclear safety issues and more.

“Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Ed Markey for the U.S. Senate,” said Cindy Luppi, New England Director.  “As a longtime constituent of his, I know firsthand that he is a perfect choice forMassachusetts’ next senator.  It’s hard to imagine anyone more qualified, more effective or more committed to health, environment and community justice.”

Clean Water Action will be actively reaching out to its 50,000 members and supporters in Massachusetts in the coming weeks, urging those who are eligible to vote in the Democratic primary to support Rep. Markey for the Democratic nomination for the US Senate on April 30.

Clean Water Action, with nearly one million members nationwide, is a diverse grassroots organization committed to protecting our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Its mission includes promoting clean, safe and affordable water; preventing health-threatening pollution; creating environmentally safe jobs and businesses; and empowering people to make democracy work.

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