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Fact Check: In Debate, Brown Says He’s “No Friend of Big Oil”

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or

September 20, 2012  

WASHINGTON – In the debate happening now between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, Brown claimed that he’s “no friend of Big Oil.” But he has a weird way of showing it – he’s accepted $288,810 from oil and gas companies over the course of his career while voting to continue their special tax breaks.

"Scott Brown can try and run from his record, but he can’t hide from the truth. The only people Brown wants to protect are Big Oil companies," said Navin Nayak, Senior Vice President of Campaigns at the League of Conservation Voters.

With a feeble 22%, 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.

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