“The Ocean Champions’ commitment protecting the health of our oceans and wildlife is unwavering. It is truly an honor to receive their endorsement. As a diver for two decades now, it’s hard to think of a more beautiful and peaceful experience than being beneath the ocean’s surface. I’ve dedicated my life to sustainably managing our natural landscapes and developing the country’s clean energy resources. The stewardship of our nation’s special places, and the economies they support, will be among my top priorities in the Senate.”
Leadership: Senator Martin Heinrich is a true conservationist and climate change advocate. Before his election to the United States Senate in 2012, he exemplified his commitment to environmental protection as the Representative for New Mexico’s 1st district, and as the director of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and a Natural Resources Trustee. He worked to win federal protection for the Ojito Wilderness and to restore contaminated public lands using funds he seized from environmental polluters.
Senator Heinrich is deeply committed to protecting and conserving New Mexico’s treasured public lands, water, and wildlife. He has championed the creation of the Rio Grande Del Norte and Organ Mountains Desert-Peaks National Monuments, led the fight to keep a rule limiting natural gas waste to protect air quality, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the Sabinoso Wilderness. Senator Heinrich has also been a staunch supporter of clean energy, delivering clean energy tax incentives to rural communities, securing a grant to create clean energy jobs in Southwestern New Mexico, and launching a toolkit to support transitioning to solar energy. His record has earned a lifetime LCV rating of 94% – with the last three years at 96% in 2015, 100% in 2016, and 95% in 2017. He supported the National Ocean Policy and co-sponsored its precursor legislation, Oceans-21. Senator Martin Heinrich is a valuable champion, and will continue fighting for ocean health.
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