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Green Groups Tout Election Results as Victory for Clean Energy

Nov 8, 2012
Source: 
(The Hill)

Green groups are touting their spending in key congressional races, claiming their efforts helped elect candidates supportive of their push for clean-energy sources.

This election cycle, environmental groups spent heavily in races across the country and saw many down-ballot candidates they backed win election.

“Where we’ve played, we feel like it’s been great. I think all across the country, you’re going to find whether it’s us, Sierra Club or the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), our issues resonate,” Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, told The Hill.

Green groups argue that voter literacy on clean energy has improved enough since 2008 to give their dollars more heft, even though the fossil fuel industry quadrupled its spending this election cycle.