Clean Water Action Endorses Jennifer Wexton for Congress

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Jennifer Wexton for the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Jennifer Wexton is the best choice for people of Northern Virginia -- we are excited to endorse her," said Michael Bochynski, Clean Water Action Chesapeake Program Manager. "In the Virginia State Senate, Jennifer sponsored legislation to increase consumers’ access to community solar energy, mandate quicker reporting on hazardous spills in Virginia waterways, and broaden the powers of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to go after polluters and stop construction of natural gas pipelines.”

Jennifer’s environmental priorities in Congress include increasing the affordability and accessibility of clean energy, investing in clean energy technology and jobs, protecting Virginia’s coast from offshore drilling, and restoring critical Environmental Protection Agency safeguards for clean air, clean water, public health. In contrast, incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock received a score of 0% in the Clean Water Action National Legislative Scorecard for the 114th Congress.

“In 2017, Rep. Comstock voted for the anti-environment choice in every single priority vote -- Virginia deserves better,” said Michael Bochynski. “Jennifer Wexton will be a champion on many important health and water issues. We are excited to elect her to Congress and look forward to working with her when in 2019."

“We’re confident that in the U.S. House, Jennifer will continue to advocate for policies that protect the health of Virginia residents the Chesapeake Bay,” concluded Michael Bochynski. “The choice is clear – Jennifer Wexton for U.S. House of Representatives.”

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Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.

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