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LCV Launches UptonUpdates.com to Hold E&C Chairman Upton Accountable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org February 4, 2011  

WASHINGTON – Today, the League of Conservation Voters launched a new website to hold Chairman Upton accountable for his actions as chair of the Energy & Commerce committee. The site currently highlights need-to-know facts about the Chairman’s record on energy and environmental issues and will serve as a platform for sharing “Upton Updates” across various social networks.

“It’s really amazing what campaigning for and winning a title like Chairman can do to a 24-year veteran of Congress, because Chairman Upton is totally unrecognizable to the Congressman who has earned the 12th highest LCV lifetime environmental score among Republicans in the House,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Representative Upton compared to Chairman Upton is like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, so we launched UptonUpdates.com to let Mr. Hyde  know we’ll be keeping an eye on him.”

The site also includes an “annotated” version of Chairman’s infamous Wall Street Journal op-ed, where a scroll over the print reveals the truth behind the many misleading statements in the article.

“With his new chairmanship, Chairman Upton is leading efforts to block, weaken, or delay the continued implementation of necessary public health and environmental protections. UptonUpdates.com will continue to shine a light on Chairman Upton’s efforts to protect polluter profits at the expense of public health,” said Karpinski.

Check out the new website here: www.UptonUpdates.com

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #UptonUpdates

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