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Dirty Dozen 2014

Senate : Oregon

  • Like the Koch brothers front group Americans for Prosperity, Wehby is adamantly opposed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) taking any action to reduce the carbon pollution responsible for climate change. She told the Oregonian that she would have supported a 2010 Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution that would have overturned the EPA’s “endangerment finding.”

  • Sen. Jeff Merkley, her opponent, voted against this anti-climate action measure. Had it passed, it would have prevented the EPA from taking the necessary steps under the Clean Air Act to address climate change pollution. The resolution would have dismantled clean vehicles standards and blocked new commonsense safeguards protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink from global warming pollution from some of our country's biggest polluters.

  • Wehby even claimed that these EPA carbon pollution standards “would have further harmed our forests.” In reality, it is unmitigated climate change that threatens forests with pest outbreaks and more intense and frequent wildfires, and EPA climate policies such as its proposed Clean Power Plan that are seeking to address these threats. Polling conducted for LCV shows significant, nationwide support for the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards, and independent, nationwide polling also shows strong support for the plan, including a Washington Post-ABC News poll that found that a “lopsided and bipartisan majority of Americans support federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions.”

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