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Senator Kay Hagan

South Carolina

Leadership  As a former State Senator for North Carolina Kay Hagan has developed a record of supporting environmental protection. She has voted to protect ground water resources from chemical and farm waste run off, promoted energy conservation in state government buildings, and supported the increased use of renewable energy sources. According to the Sierra Club “Kay Hagan is on the right side of environmental issues. She supports rapid and aggressive reductions in greenhouse gases and believes that energy conservation is key.” The League of Conservation Voters also supports Hagan for her efforts to increase the use of renewable energy. They note her “average score of 85% from the Conservation Council of North Carolina from 2003 to 2007” compared to Elizabeth Dole’s “pathetic 4 % score from the League of Conservation Voters during her time in Washington. This is a significant reason why Hagan represents a “new path for North Carolina” Ocean Champions believes in developing relationships with candidates who have shown a willingness to make a stand for the environment at the local level in hopes that they will be open to supporting the oceans at  the national level.

Senator Hagan sponsored:

  • S. 802 (Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2013)
  • S. 3605 (Restoring Effective Environmental Protection Act of 2012)

Senator Hagan cosponsored:

  • S. 338 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013)
  • S. 486 (Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act of 2013)
  • S. 3525 (Sportsmen’s Act of 2012)