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New LCV Video Hits Ryan’s Dishonesty on Energy Policy

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Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or Jeff_Gohringer@lcv.org

22 Aug 2012  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a new web video hitting Paul Ryan’s dishonesty on energy policy. The video, titled “Paul Ryan: Do As I Say, Not As I Do,” highlights Ryan’s approach of saying one thing about energy priorities like the stimulus and oil subsidies but doing another.

“Paul Ryan’s blatant dishonesty on energy issues is proof that he’s just another Washington politician,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.

The ad highlights Ryan’s blatant dishonesty:

  • Ryan has repeatedly claimed that he never asked for stimulus money, but he actually wrote at least four letters to the Obama administration requesting stimulus funds for energy projects in his state.

 

  • Ryan publicly dismissed the stimulus as a “wasteful spending spree,” but he wrote to the Obama administration that his favored stimulus projects would “allow residents and businesses in the partner cities to reduce their energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and stimulate the local economy by creating new jobs.” Ryan has also voted against energy efficiency and greenhouse gas initiatives in Congress.

 

  • Ryan told a constituent that he supports ending tax breaks for oil companies, but he included $40 billion in tax breaks for oil and gas companies in his budget proposal and has repeatedly voted to protect oil subsidies.

Ryan’s extreme voting record has earned him a score of just 3% on LCV’s most recent 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://www.lcv.org/scorecard.

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