By TONI ELLINGTON
The 2014 midterm elections have brought increased attention and spending from environmental groups, according to a report in the Washington Post on September 7, 2014. Key spending by such pro-environment groups has been focused on tight Senate races in several states, while the groups and donors have also focused on some gubernatorial and state elections.
Among the key donors is the League of Conservation Voters, which is focused on climate change. The Environmental Defense Action Fund is reported to be another major contributor, as is NextGen Climate Action, a Political Action Committee or PAC funded in part by climate activist Tom Steyer.
NextGen Climate Action is reported to be joining with other groups to make climate change and the environment key issues in the 2014 elections. A key issue in several Senate races is expected to be a candidate’s support or opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. Also, several environmental groups have mounted campaigns to oppose candidates who want to eliminate government oversight of the environment by eliminating agencies such as the EPA.
For more information about these groups, check out their respective websites:
For more information or for assistance with environmental issues important to your organization, contact Toni Ellington at (504) 599-8500.