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Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or Jeff_Gohringer@lcv.org
WASHINGTON DC – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, criticized Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for attacking Democratic challenger John Delaney’s private sector experience. In May, LCV Action Fund endorsed Delaney for Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District, citing his business experience in bringing clean energy jobs to Maryland, his advocacy for funding environmental safeguards and holding polluters accountable, and his commitment to protecting public health by defending the EPA.
“In Maryland’s 6th District Congressional race, John Delaney is the clear choice for voters who want a voice in their economy and a champion for their environment. Congressman Bartlett’s attacks can’t erase Delaney’s record as an advocate for a clean energy economy – one that protects the air we breathe and the water we drink, and creates jobs for Maryland workers,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “The facts are pretty clear: Bartlett has a twenty-year record of siding with polluters and fighting against common sense standards that protect public health. For decades Bartlett has voted against clean air and water that our economy and our families need to thrive, and now he’s running away from his record.”
In sharp contrast to Delaney’s record, Bartlett earned a dismal 9% score on LCV’s 2011 National Environmental Scorecard.
The non-partisan LCV National Environmental Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. Based on key environmental votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position. For more information, visit www.lcv.org/scorecard.
John Delaney is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, www.givegreen.com, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.
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