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Brown Tries to Change His Record on Climate Change

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or

October 25, 2012  

WASHINGTON – Scott Brown is trying to hide his record of obstructing President Obama’s agenda, claiming to be concerned about climate change at a recent debate despite the fact he’s voted to permanently prevent EPA scientists from curbing dangerous global warming pollution. As part of his 278 votes against President Obama, Brown has repeatedly voted to roll back Clean Air Act safeguards helping to combat climate change.

“The only kind of change Brown’s been concerned about is trying to change the topic away from his extreme record in Washington,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.

As the Boston Globe noted, Brown “voted to strip the EPA of its authority to regulate greenhouse gases.” In 2011, Brown voted for an amendment that would “prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change.”  One year earlier, Brown voted to move similar legislation forward that would also block all Clean Air Act limits on global warming pollution.  

LCV has launched a $200,000 mail program in the Massachusetts Senate race highlighting Brown’s ties to Big Oil and his 278 votes against President Obama’s agenda. The program includes four flights of mail to 150,000 households in the state. Combined with the large canvass LCV is running in the state, LCV plans to spend more than a million dollars in this Senate race. 

With a feeble 22% score, Brown has far and away the worst lifetime ranking of any member of Massachusetts’ Congressional delegation on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard, a non-partisan, nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. For more information, visit

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