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Part of nationwide campaign to hold climate change deniers accountable
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a second ad criticizing Congressman Rodney Davis for denying the proven science of climate change. The ad begins running this week 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 records.
“Congressman Davis is following Big Oil’s playbook and denying the scientific consensus on climate change instead of doing what’s best for his constituents,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.
The ad highlights that Davis has taken more than $30,000 from the oil and gas industry while Big Oil continues to deny climate science and fund climate change denial. Documentation for the ad can be found here.
LCV launched the first ad of this campaign last week, which criticized Rep. Davis for citing unnamed reports that he said show “global warming has stopped 16 years ago,” and for refusing to accept the scientific consensus that human activities are the primary cause of climate change. Rep. Davis’ climate denial comes at a time when we’re already seeing the impacts of climate-fueled disasters nationwide, with the Midwest especially vulnerable to weather extremes like heat waves, droughts, and floods.
Rep. Davis’ extreme record includes campaigning against a landmark comprehensive clean energy and climate change bill and opposing President Obama’s commonsense 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 stop denying the science and act on climate change. According to NASA, human activity is contributing to climate change, and that extreme weather is increasing due to climate change.