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TLCV & LCV Praise Rep. Gallego on Clean Energy

November 21st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2013

LCV Launches New TV Ad Buy Praising Rep. Pete Gallego’s Leadership on Clean Energy
Highlights his work in Congress to create clean energy jobs in Texas
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the Texas League of Conservation Voters today launched a television ad campaign praising Rep. Pete Gallego’s leadership to create clean energy jobs in Texas instead of overseas in places like China. The ad begins running today in the San Antonio market, and is part of LCV’s national $1 million ad campaign to thank five members of Congress for protecting public health and promoting clean energy jobs.

“Rep. Gallego understands that clean energy jobs should be created here at home instead of overseas in places like China. His leadership in Congress will help create clean energy jobs with technology that’s made in America,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.

“Rep. Gallego has made supporting our growing clean tech economy a priority in Congress. Clean energy shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and we thank him for his efforts,” said David Weinberg, Executive Director of the Texas League of Conservation Voters.

The ad highlights legislation Rep. Gallego co-sponsored that requires the U.S. government to purchase American-made clean energy technologies. It also details how Rep. Gallego has co-sponsored a bill that provides tax cuts for small businesses and boosts clean energy development.

His efforts come at a time when countries like China are investing in the next generation of clean energy technology, beating America to the punch for good-paying jobs and risking America’s leadership in this sector. LCV urges his constituents to contact the Congressman and thank him for working to support clean energy jobs in Texas. Backup for the ad is available here.

This ad is part of LCV’s national $1 million ad campaign thanking five members of Congress for taking action in the face of gridlock in Congress and attacks from corporate polluters. The campaign includes television and print advertising praising Senators Harry Reid, Brian Schatz and Kay Hagan, and Representatives Gallego and Scott Peters.

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