Press Release
March 3, 2010

Jenesse Miller, (510) 844-0235

California League of Conservation Voters Endorses Kamala Harris for California Attorney General

LOS ANGELES & OAKLAND, Calif. (March 3, 2010) — The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) — the non-partisan political arm of the environmental movement in California — today announced its endorsement of San Francisco District Attorney Kamala D. Harris in her campaign for California Attorney General.

“CLCV is proud to endorse Kamala Harris to become California’s next Attorney General,” said CLCV Chief Executive Officer Warner Chabot. “As District Attorney, Kamala Harris has a record of protecting the environment through tough enforcement of our state’s environmental laws. As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will vigorously defend and uphold the state’s groundbreaking environmental policies, actively enforce the law to ensure that our citizens have clean air and water, and continue to lead the fight against global climate change.”

As San Francisco District Attorney, Harris created the Environmental Justice Unit in the SFDA’s office to hold polluters accountable and protect the health of the city’s residents. The Environmental Justice Unit has prosecuted cases ranging from illegal dumping of hazardous waste to fraudulent smog test operations. Harris has participated in local, statewide and federal efforts to protect the environment, most recently sponsoring legislation authored by Assemblyman Jared Huffman (AB 708), signed into law by the Governor in 2009 and taking effect in 2010, which imposes substantial new penalties for poaching in California.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of CLCV,” said Harris. “I will be an Attorney General who believes in strong, effective enforcement of our state’s environmental laws. California has long been a leader on the issue of environmental protection, and I believe it is essential that our state’s next Attorney General continue to lead the nation in protecting our environment and our citizens.”

California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.

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