Sen. Shafer Receives 2012 Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters: Award Based Upon Demonstrated Support for Protecting Georgia’s Natural Beauty
ATLANTA (June 20, 2012) —Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) was presented the 2012 Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters, a non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life of all Georgians by making conservation issues a top priority with Georgia’s elected officials, political candidates and voters.
“I appreciate the recognition by Georgia Conservation Voters of my work to protect Georgia’s natural beauty,” said Sen. Shafer.
Georgia Conservation Voters works with environmental and sportsmen’s organizations across the state to develop shared legislative priorities each year. Legislators receive Environmental Leadership Awards based upon their votes and leadership during the legislative session. Sen. Shafer was one of 42 members of the Georgia General Assembly to receive a 2012 Environmental Leadership Award.
“Senator Shafer never hesitated to fight for the protection of our health and quality of life, and the Georgia we all love is better off because of his leadership this year at the General Assembly.” said Rob Teilhet, Executive Director of Georgia Conservation Voters.
“Senator Shafer not only cast votes in favor of protecting Georgia’s natural resources this year, but he actively worked to promote an understanding among his colleagues of the need to protect Georgia’s environment as an integral part of preserving our way of life,” continued Teilhet.
For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2012
For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Kate Greer, Broadcast Specialist