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LCV Launches Major TV Ad Buy Criticizing Coffman’s Climate Change Denial

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Contact: Jeff Gohringer, (202) 454-4573 or jeff_gohringer@lcv.org

12 Aug 2013  

Part of nationwide campaign to hold climate change deniers accountable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a major television ad campaign criticizing Representative Mike Coffman’s anti-science voting record and for denying the proven science of climate change. The ad begins running today in the Denver market and is part of a nearly $2 million nationwide LCV campaign to hold climate change deniers in Congress accountable for their extreme voting record. 

“The American people are tired of Washington politicians like Rep. Coffman ignoring basic scientific facts and standing in the way of action on climate change,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters. 

The ad highlights Rep. Coffman’s dangerous, anti-science voting record and for claiming that human influence on climate change is “subject to debate.” Documentation for the ad can be found here.

Rep. Coffman’s extreme record includes voting to block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing carbon pollution, to pass legislation that would give polluters a free pass to spew unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into our air and to block fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for cars.

Rep. Coffman’s positions are out of step with his constituents, and LCV urges them to contact the Congressman to tell him that it’s time to act on climate change.  The scientific views on climate change are as solid as any public policy question will ever get. According to NASA, 97 percent of scientists agree that human activity is contributing to climate change, and that extreme weather is increasing due to climate change.

Rep. Coffman’s extreme voting record has earned him an abysmal 6% 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 http://scorecard.lcv.org

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