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LCV Action Fund Endorses John Hall for Re-Election in New York’s 19th District

Washington, DC — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of John Hall (NY-19) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Hall received a perfect 100% score on LCV's 2009 National Environmental Scorecard, and has an outstanding lifetime score of 98%.[1]

"Congressman Hall has been an important leader during his two terms in ensuring that America leads the 21st century's clean energy economy," said LCV President Gene Karpinski. "We are proud to endorse Congressman Hall for re-election because he is fighting for policies that will not only build a clean energy economy that puts New Yorkers back to work, but will also reduce our dangerous dependence on oil and curb harmful carbon pollution."

Rep. Hall's support was crucial to the House's passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which would help create more than 100,000 clean energy jobs in New York.[2] Rep. Hall also supported the single largest investment in clean energy in history: more than $80 billion for energy efficiency, renewable energy and public transit in the economic recovery package, with substantial investments going to job-creating clean energy and energy efficiency projects in New York's 19th district.

Rep. Hall serves on two key environmental committees, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.[3] As a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure subcommittee that handles water issues, Hall hopes to assist in drafting a bill that will restore the Clean Water Act's authority while still protecting small farmers. Hall also maintains a strong commitment to the Clean Air Act, stating it should be defended and would like to see it strengthened. [4]

Rep. Hall is featured on LCVAF's GiveGreen website,, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates. For a complete list of LCV Action Fund's 2010 congressional endorsements visit

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[1] The non-partisan LCV Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members of Congress on clean energy, public health and environmental issues. Based on key conservation votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member's position. For more information, visit
[2] Center for American Progress & Political Economy Research Institute,
[4] John Hall's 2010 Candidate Questionnaire