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LCV Billboards Hit Canseco For Having “Head in the Sand” On Climate Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or Jeff_Gohringer@lcv.org

16 Oct 2012  |  Soham Pandit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced a new billboard campaign targeting Rep. Francisco Canseco (TX-23) for his extreme, anti-science views on climate change. The billboards, which will be up in San Antonio through Election Day, read, “When it comes to climate change, Congressman Francisco Canseco keeps his head in the sand.”

“Congressman Canseco has his head so deep in the sand it only comes out when he votes to give millionaires like himself a huge tax cut,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns.

The billboard campaign is part of LCV’s $2 million Flat Earth Five program, which Canseco was named to in August. The program aims to defeat five climate change deniers in the House of Representatives this election cycle. More information about the Flat Earth Five can be found online at http://www.lcv.org/flatearthfive.

LCV launched a $600,000 television ad campaign last month criticizing Rep. Canseco for voting in favor of tax cuts for millionaires like himself and companies that ship jobs overseas, while voting to slash job-creating investments in clean energy. As part of the ad campaign, two ads are running on broadcast and cable in the San Antonio media market.

Rep. Canseco’s voting record is so bad that he’s earned an abysmal 3% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. The non-partisan 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 http://www.lcv.org/scorecard.

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