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LCV Action Fund Launches Ad Campaign on Roy Blunt's Million Dollar Energy Ties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org August 5, 2010  

MISSOURI - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, today launched a new TV ad highlighting Congressman Roy Blunt’s confusion over the one million dollars in campaign contributions he’s received from Big Oil and other energy interests and his record of continually siding with Big Oil in Congress. The ad will run on broadcast and cable networks in St. Louis and Kansas City and is complemented by a door-to-door grassroots canvass that kicked off in June in Kansas City.

 

“Roy Blunt can’t keep track of the truckloads of campaign cash he’s received from Big Oil but that hasn’t stopped him from siding with the industry vote after vote during his 12 years in Congress. Blunt has taken good care of Big Oil by maintaining their billions in tax breaks while voting against opportunities to create new clean energy jobs for Missourians,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “It’s clear that Roy Blunt is right for Big Oil, but wrong for Missouri families.”

 

Rep. Blunt has consistently voted against legislation to create clean energy jobs, against repealing subsidies to Big Oil, against increasing the use of renewable energy and against efforts to help Missouri drivers go further on a gallon of gas [1]. Roy Blunt has accepted more than $1 million from Big Oil and other energy interests over his entire career, $532,898 from the Oil and Gas industry alone.[2] Rep. Blunt’s full voting record can be found at http://www.bigoilblunt.com/

 

Rep. Blunt is a member of LCV’s 2010 "Dirty Dozen" list. Rep. Blunt’s lifetime LCV environmental score is an abysmal 2%. In 2009, he received a 0% score after voting against every major piece of clean energy and environmental legislation.[3]

 

View the ad and script with back-up here:

 

TV Ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ibawfcsMg

Script: http://www.lcv.org/lcv-mo-translation-backup-final.pdf

 

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, www.lcv.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

 

[1] http://www.bigoilblunt.com/p/more-about-roy-blunts-record_07.html

[2]http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00005195&type=I

[3] The non-partisan LCV Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members of Congress on conservation and clean energy issues. Based on key conservation votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member's record.  For more information, visit www.lcv.org/scorecard

 



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