Solar Industry ‘Saddened’ by Death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

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WASHINGTON, DC – SEIA President & CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement today following the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey:

"America's solar industry is deeply saddened by the loss of Sen. Lautenberg, who dedicated much of his life to making America a better, safer and cleaner place to live. He was a true statesman in Congress, as well as a strong advocate for solar energy.  Most importantly, Sen. Lautenberg will long be remembered for his unwavering leadership on a wide range of environmental issues.  Our deepest sympathies go out to Sen. Lautenberg's family and the people of New Jersey."

About SEIA®:
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,000 member companies are building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

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Jamie Nolan,, 202-556-2886
Ken Johnson,, 202-556-2885


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