ELM Action Fund, Clean Water Action Issue Joint Endorsement of Martha Coakley for Governor

Left to right: Alex Papali (Clean Water Action), Attorney General Martha Coakley, Erica Mattison (Environmental League of Mass Action Fund)

Left to right: Alex Papali (Clean Water Action), Attorney General Martha Coakley, Erica Mattison (Environmental League of Mass Action Fund)

Leaders commend Coakley’s commitment to growing green communities in Massachusetts

BOSTON – Friday, October 10, 2014 - Martha Coakley today received the endorsement of environmental advocacy groups Clean Water Action and the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) Action Fund based on her commitment and plan to create a clean energy future in Massachusetts. She was also praised for her commitment to protecting residents from toxic pollution, redeveloping brownfields and expanding the Commonwealth’s transportation network.

"Martha Coakley knows all residents of Massachusetts deserve clean air, clean water, healthy homes and a thriving community," said Elizabeth Saunders, Massachusetts Director for Clean Water Action. “She will fight to reduce our Commonwealth’s reliance on dirty energy while ensuring every household can reduce costs on their utility bills.”

"We endorse Martha Coakley for Governor, in part because of her position on two key issues; No on Question 1 in support of transportation funding and Yes on Question 2 in support of expanding the Bottle Bill.  In addition, Martha Coakley understands the need to dramatically increase our renewable energy portfolio, which both protects our environment and stimulates our economy," said Erica Mattison of the ELM Action Fund.  "We have great respect for Charlie Baker, and particularly his commitment to increasing funding for state environmental agencies," she added.

Coakley’s comprehensive plan to protect the environment and address climate change will ensure that Massachusetts stays on track to meet Governor Patrick’s aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals, doubles the state’s investment in the clean energy sector, supports the expansion of alternative and public transportation and increases efforts to preserve the Commonwealth’s land and water resources. To read the full plan, click here.