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LCV Launches Major TV Ad Buy Criticizing Rep. Davis’ Anti-Science Agenda

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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 Rodney Davis’ anti-science agenda and for denying the proven science of climate change. The ad begins running today in the Champaign-Springfield and St. Louis markets 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. Davis 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. Davis’ dangerous, anti-science agenda and for claiming that “global warming has stopped 16 years ago.” Documentation for the ad can be found here.

Rep. Davis’ extreme record includes opposing landmark comprehensive clean energy and climate change bill, and President Obama’s common sense climate change plan. The President’s plan would significantly cut carbon pollution from power plants, which are the single largest source of carbon pollution.

Rep. Davis’ 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.

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