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Virginia state Delegate Brian S. Moran, who is running for governor in a contested Democratic primary, is touting his green cred in Denver, announcing that he’s buying carbon offsets through a DNC program.

“Democrats have a long track record as champions of our environment,” Moran said in a statement. “Leaving a clean and healthy world for the next generation is both a moral obligation and an economic necessity. It’s important we show our commitment to this cause with both our words and our actions.”

Moran is running against Virginia state Senator R. Creigh Deeds in next year’s primary.

DNC organizers have been promoting green efforts thoroughly, although it looks like some delegates are shying away. Every state delegation west of Texas and every New England state, save Rhode Island, have all of their delegates participating in the carbon offset program. But Delaware is the only state with a 100 percent participation rate in the Mid-Atlantic.

Tom LoBianco, Maryland political reporter, The Washington Times

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