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Lungren Continues His Assault on the Environment and Public Health

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or

September 21, 2012  

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dan Lungren continued his assault on the environment today by voting for the deceptively titled Stop the War on Coal Act, which is actually a bill designed to weaken industrial pollution standards and roll back public health safeguards. It’s another reminder of why Lungren has a lifetime score of just 4% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

“Lungren voted to give corporate polluters everything on their wish list while endangering the air Californians breathe and the water they drink,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.

The legislation voted on today simply repackages many of the same attacks on health and environmental safeguards that have been voted on time and again in the House of Representatives – votes that have made the current House the most anti-environmental in our nation’s history.

The bill nullifies recently finalized fuel efficiency standards, overturns the EPA’s ability to reduce carbon pollution, blocks critical clean air safeguards, dismantles the Clean Water Act and leaves communities exposed to toxic chemicals like arsenic and mercury.

In July, LCV named Lungren to its $1.5 million “Flat Earth Five” program, which aims to defeat five climate change deniers in the House of Representatives this election cycle. More information about the Flat Earth Five can be found online at

The non-partisan LCV National Environmental Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. For more information, visit

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