League of Conservation Voters backs Shaheen in NH

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) backed Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSununu setback leaves GOP scrambling in New Hampshire Three female senators call NYT coverage of Sinema's clothes 'sexist' Senate confirms Biden's ambassador to NATO after Hawley lifts hold MORE (D-N.H.) on Thursday, as her tight reelection race enters its last month.

Shaheen is facing Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown, who outraised her this last quarter.


The green group officially endorsed her on Thursday, citing her work to fight climate change and promote clean energy.
“Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s leadership in the Senate is essential to the fight against climate change,” said Gene Karpinski, LCV Action Fund president.

"She is a forward-looking leader who has worked tirelessly to promote a clean energy economy and protect our air, water, and special places," Karpinski added.

The LCV also recently launched a grassroots effort to mobilize its members as volunteers for campaigns across the country. Shaheen's race is one of the nine volunteers will help.
"I’m honored to receive the endorsement of an organization that does so much to protect New Hampshire’s environment and promote a stable energy future for families and businesses across our state," Shaheen said in a statement.

"The threat of climate change is very real, and here in New Hampshire, we're already seeing consequences," she added.

Spokeswoman for Brown's campaign, Elizabeth Guyton, shot back at the endorsement.

"It’s no surprise that this left-wing group is backing Jeanne Shaheen because she has been the leading proponent of a national energy tax that would make it more expensive to fill our gas tanks, heat our homes and kill thousands of New Hampshire jobs," Guyton said, pointing to the president's carbon pollution rules.

Republicans claim President Obama's rules will up energy prices, and shutter coal plants. The administration contends the rules will cut pollution from existing power plants 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels and cut cotsts once in full effect.