The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D- Lenox, for reelection in the 4th Berkshire State House of Representatives district, a credit to his work on behalf of the environment in the Legislature the last two years.
With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection currently being debated in the Legislature, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to return proven environmental champions like Pignatelli to the House Chamber.
“Representative Pignatelli understands the importance of our state investing in clean energy, sustainable transportation, and parks to help address climate change, create jobs, and build healthier communities,” said ELM Action Fund Political Director Joe O’Brien. “Representative Pignatelli has been a champion in the fight to prevent gas pipeline projects that would damage our precious natural resources and continue our over-reliance on fossil fuels. He is also a tireless advocate for having a robust solar industry in Massachusetts.”
First elected to the State House of Representatives in 2002, Pignatelli is up for reelection this year and is running unopposed. For more information about his campaign, please visit www.facebook.com/RepWilliamSmittyPignatelli.
The ELM Action Fund helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to help build the political power of the environmental community.This fall the ELM Action Fund will be working to educate and mobilize voters in key legislative races across the state.
Last fall, the ELM-Action Fund and the national League of Conservation Voters launched a new affiliation and an aggressive plan to flex the environmental community’s policy muscle in Massachusetts. The groups have backed pro-environment state lawmakers in special elections, begun rolling out its “dirty dozen” lawmakers with the lowest environmental ratings and continued its strong advocacy on key issues this legislative session.