FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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, responded to a dishonest attempt by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (MD-06) to reinvent his own anti-environmental voting record.
At the Herald-Mail Debate on October 11th, Rep. Bartlett stated, “I’m probably the greenest Republican on Capitol Hill.” The truth is Rep. Bartlett has one of the worst environmental records in the U.S. House of Representatives, earning an abysmal 9% score on LCV’s 2011 National Environmental Scorecard.
“While Congressman Bartlett has claimed to be among the greenest Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, his actual voting record tells a far different story. In fact, more than 100 Republicans had a higher score than he did on LCV’s 2011 National Environmental Scorecard. Bartlett has been virtually in lockstep with the leadership of the most anti-environmental chamber of Congress in our nation's history and has consistently voted to dismantle the Clean Water Act, block limits on mercury and carbon from our nation’s biggest polluters, and continue taxpayer-funded subsidies to Big Oil,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the LCV Action Fund.
In May, LCV Action Fund endorsed Bartlett’s Democratic challenger, John 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.
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.
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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, www.lcvactionfund.org, and authorized by Friends of John Delaney.