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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 third ad as part of its television ad campaign criticizing Representative Mike Coffman for denying the proven science of climate change. The ad begins running this week 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 records.
“Congressman Coffman has a history of ignoring the facts and using extreme rhetoric, and he’s now doubling down on his anti-science views and questioning the credibility of scientists,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.
The ad ties together Congressman Coffman’s history of ignoring the facts and using extreme rhetoric. Congressman Coffman has questioned President Obama’s birthplace and claims that “viable sources” show that scientists must “submit to the … orthodoxy of climate change by the radical environmentalists” to get grants for their research. The ad also highlights that he’s taken more than $300,000 from the oil and gas industry. Documentation for the ad can be found here.
This is the third in a series of television ads holding Congressman Coffman accountable or his extreme views on climate. Last month, LCV launched the first ad of this campaign, which criticized Congressman Coffman’s votes against addressing carbon pollution and remarks denying the proven science of climate change. The second ad highlighted that he’s taken more than $300,000 from the oil and gas industry.
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 stop denying the science and act on climate change. There is strong scientific consensus that human activity is the primary cause of climate change, and NASA scientists warn that it is increasing extreme weather. In fact, Colorado has suffered the worst wildfires in its history.
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.