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LCV Asks Senator John McCain Six Questions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or joshua_mcneil@lcv.org May 8, 2008  

Washington, DC – In preparation for Senator John McCain’s upcoming speeches on global warming, energy, and environment, the League of Conservation Voters asks the presidential candidate to answer six key questions about his record and his vision.  Members of the media are encouraged to ask Senator McCain these questions.

In the past, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has applauded Senator John McCain for his leadership on climate change, and endorsed him in the 2004 Republican Presidential Primary.  Unfortunately, McCain’s current proposals fall well short of addressing the challenge of global warming and his lifetime 24% LCV score shows a wavering commitment to America’s environment.*

“It seems that John McCain hopes to use global warming and the environment to distance himself from the Bush Administration,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said.  “But until he explains why he’s only voted for the environment one out of four times, and until he promises to sign effective global warming legislation, that distance can be measured in inches.” 

The attached questions can also be found at http://www.lcv.org/mccainquestions.pdf
 
*The non-partisan LCV Scorecard is the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Member 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 position.  For more information, visit www.lcv.org/scorecard.



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