FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2010
Jenesse Miller, (510) 844-0235
California League of Conservation Voters Endorses Kamala Harris for California Attorney General
LOS ANGELES & OAKLAND, Calif. (March 3, 2010) — The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) — the non-partisan political arm of the environmental movement in California — today announced its endorsement of San Francisco District Attorney Kamala D. Harris in her campaign for California Attorney General.
“CLCV is proud to endorse Kamala Harris to become California’s next Attorney General,” said CLCV Chief Executive Officer Warner Chabot. “As District Attorney, Kamala Harris has a record of protecting the environment through tough enforcement of our state’s environmental laws. As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will vigorously defend and uphold the state’s groundbreaking environmental policies, actively enforce the law to ensure that our citizens have clean air and water, and continue to lead the fight against global climate change.”
As San Francisco District Attorney, Harris created the Environmental Justice Unit in the SFDA’s office to hold polluters accountable and protect the health of the city’s residents. The Environmental Justice Unit has prosecuted cases ranging from illegal dumping of hazardous waste to fraudulent smog test operations. Harris has participated in local, statewide and federal efforts to protect the environment, most recently sponsoring legislation authored by Assemblyman Jared Huffman (AB 708), signed into law by the Governor in 2009 and taking effect in 2010, which imposes substantial new penalties for poaching in California.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of CLCV,” said Harris. “I will be an Attorney General who believes in strong, effective enforcement of our state’s environmental laws. California has long been a leader on the issue of environmental protection, and I believe it is essential that our state’s next Attorney General continue to lead the nation in protecting our environment and our citizens.”
About the California League of Conservation Voters
The political muscle of the environmental movement in America’s leading environmental state, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) is the nation’s oldest grassroots environmental political action organization. CLCV uses sophisticated campaign tools to help elect pro-environment officials – and to hold them accountable for passing legislation to protect health, communities and the environment. CLCV publishes the annual California Environmental Scorecard, which rates the actions of every state legislator and the governor on the state’s environmental priorities each legislative year. For the results of the 36th annual California Environmental Scorecard, and for information on CLCV’s election priorities and endorsements, visit www.ecovote.org.
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