The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Cory Atkins of Concord for reelection in the 14th Middlesex district, a credit to her work on behalf of the environment in the Legislature the last two years.
With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection to be addressed in the next legislative session, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to return proven environmental champions like Atkins to the House Chamber.
“Representative Atkins 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 Atkins has been an environmental champion in the House, fighting to raise the net metering cap and keep the solar industry growing in Massachusetts. She also worked to prevent Massachusetts ratepayers from footing the bill for unneeded gas pipeline infrastructure.”
"I am delighted to receive the endorsement of the ELM Action Fund. This was a good year for environmental legislation, but we have much work left to do to support clean water, renewable energy and a sustainable future. I look forward to partnering with environmental advocates from across Massachusetts to make 2017 and 2018 even better,” stated Representative Atkins.
First elected to the State House of Representatives in 1999, Representative Atkins is up for reelection this year and is facing two general election opponents. For more information about her campaign, please visit her web page at www.coryatkins.com.
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.