The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund, a top environmental advocacy group, has endorsed Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-Hamilton) for re-election to a 21st term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Throughout his time on the Hill, Rep. Chris Smith has emerged as a champion for ensuring clean water, restoring wildlife habitat, and bolstering the resilience of coastal communities to hurricanes and other severe weather,” said Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. “”New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District is fortunate to have such a common-sense conservation champion and wildlife advocate in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
Smith touted his opposition to oil and gas drilling off New Jersey’s coastline — something he says endangers fishing and tourism that are vital to the economy of the Jersey shore.
“New Jersey’s beaches and parks are a great treasure that must be protected from the dangers of pollution, which can have lasting and devastating impacts to our environment, our commercial activity, and our children and families,” Smith said.
Smith faces Democrat Stephanie Schmid.