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LCV: Heller Can Never Wash Away His Voting Record

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or

August 14, 2012  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today responded to Senator Dean Heller’s attempts to distract from his horrible voting record, which includes nine votes in favor of continuing to give billions in taxpayer-subsidized handouts to Big Oil. His response comes on the heels of LCV‘s $120,000 television ad campaign earlier this month criticizing Heller for voting to protect tax breaks for Big Oil at the expense of clean energy.

“Senator Heller can wash his hands as many times as he wants, but his record of voting to protect Big Oil isn’t going away,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the League of Conservation Voters.

LCV’s latest six-figure ad buy followed last month’s $150,000 ad buy that also criticized Senator Heller’s votes in favor of Big Oil tax breaks. Between both ad buys, LCV has spent a combined $270,000 on the airwaves urging Senator Heller to vote to eliminate wasteful oil subsidies. The Senate may vote again on this issue later this year and LCV is urging his constituents to contact the Senator to tell him to end taxpayer handouts to Big Oil and vote to support clean, renewable energy.

Senator Heller’s extreme voting record has earned him an abysmal 14% 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. For more information, visit


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