Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its endorsement of US Congressman Jim Langevin for Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District seat in the general election on Tuesday, November 8th.
Since his election in 2000, Congressman Langevin has worked to represent Rhode Island’s environmental concerns and priorities at the national level. He has championed the implementation of a comprehensive marine management plan for the waters of the northeast, led the effort to extend tax credits that encourage the development of new renewable energy projects, and has consistently supported funding measures for the study and protection of Rhode Island’s estuaries and coastal resources.
In addition, he received a score of 100% on Clean Water Action’s 2013-2014 National Legislative Scorecard for his opposition to efforts to undermine the Clean Water Act, roll back safeguards for public health, and weaken carbon emissions regulations.
“Throughout his long tenure in the US House of Representatives, Congressman Langevin has worked tirelessly to ensure the protection of our state’s environment and stewardship of its natural resources,” said Johnathan Berard, Clean Water Action’s Rhode Island State Director. “He understands the threats that our communities face from climate change and has demonstrated leadership in addressing these threats through his support of renewable energy development and his work protecting our rivers, ponds, and oceans. Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Congressman Langevin for Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District.”