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April 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of former Congressman Baron Hill for U.S. Senate from Indiana. Through a long and distinguished career in public office, Hill has fought to grow Indiana’s clean energy economy and is committed to addressing climate change.
“We’ve made great strides to address climate change in the past few months, but there is still much more to do, and Indiana’s environment and families will have a terrific ally with Baron Hill in the U.S. Senate,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “In Congress, he was a strong voice for investing in clean energy and energy efficiency, and combatting climate change. He stood up to Big Oil and other polluters and supported comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation. We’re excited at the prospect of Baron Hill coming to the Senate to resume this important work.”
"Our climate is changing and we need to make smart investments in clean energy to ensure Indiana and America remain the world's economic leader,” said Hill. “We cannot fail to act on climate change, nor can we fail to protect our clean air and water—our children and grandchildren deserve to inherit the best possible future."
As a former member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Hill co-authored the Hill-Terry Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards bill to increase fuel-efficiency standards for the first time in 30 years. He also supported the 2009 American Clean Energy and Security Act, the first ever comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation to pass a house of Congress. Additionally, Hill backed the single largest investment in clean energy in history: an economic recovery package that included more than $80 billion for energy efficiency, renewable energy and public transit, with substantial investments for job-creating clean energy and energy efficiency projects in Indiana.
Hill is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office.