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Elizabeth Warren on Environment

 


Endorsed by Sierra Club and Clean Water Action

Elizabeth Warren has picked up the endorsement of two environmental groups. The Sierra Club and Clean Water Action have both given their support to Warren, who the groups say will be a leader in promoting clean energy investments and environmental protection and "side with middle class families over the big oil and dirty energy companies."

"Elizabeth Warren has fought her whole career against the billion dollar companies that have been raking in record profits while American families pay the price in terms of our health, our economy, and our environment," said the Political Chair of the MA Sierra Club. "Warren understands that fighting for middle-class families means standing up to big banks and big polluters alike."

The Clean Water Action group which works to promote clean and affordable water, said they believe Warren will best promote environmental protection in the Senate. "Warren shares our commitment to preventing pollution and protecting our air quality," said Clean Water Action.

Source: Press release, "Endorsement" , Apr 3, 2012

Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems.

Whitehouse Amdt. No. 803 to S.Amdt. 799 to S. 601 (Water Resources Development Act of 2013): To create the National Endowment for the Oceans to promote the protection and conservation of United States ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems.

Proponent's Argument for voting Yes: Mr. WHITEHOUSE: This measure was part of the RESTORE Act, [but] this piece of it fell out of the bargain. If you supported the RESTORE Act, you have already supported this bill. If you believe that deals should be deals in the Senate, then you should support this bill. It is very important that we as a body support this bill. It does not create a single extra bureaucracy or person. It works within the existing government, and it adds no funding.

MississippiRiverDelta.org Summary of RESTORE Act: The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) dedicates 80% of all Clean Water Act penalties paid by those responsible for the 2010 gulf oil disaster to Gulf Coast restoration.

Proponent's press release supporting Yes vote: The National Endowment for the Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes Act would provide steady funding that universities, non-profit organizations, and government agencies can count on every year to support research and restoration projects. It would be funded primarily by dedicating 12.5% of revenues from offshore energy development, including oil, gas, and renewable energy. Revenue is generated through offshore lease sales and production based royalty payments. Funds from the Endowment would be distributed through a competitive grant program to fund projects to restore habitat, manage fisheries, plan for sustainable coastal development, enhance ocean monitoring and research activities, acquire coastal properties for preservation, and relocate critical coastal infrastructure.

Warren says, "Warren (D-MA)"

Reference: National Endowment for the Oceans; Bill S.Amdt. 803 ; vote number 13-SV116 on May 8, 2013

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