Charlottesville, VA — Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, launched a second radio ad in Virginia's 5th district hitting House candidate Robert Hurt for his father's ties to the uranium industry and his willingness to protect the industry's profits at the expense of public health. Additionally, LCV has a TV ad running in the Roanoke media market, and this is the second radio ad launched by LCV on Hurt's controversial support for the uranium industry.
"The race for Virginia's 5th district is tightening and we expanded this ad campaign so that Virginians know the truth about Robert Hurt's favoring corporate special interests over the public interest," said Tony Massaro, LCV's Senior Vice President for Political Affairs. "While Perriello has championed efforts to make Southside and Central Virginia a leader in the 21st century's clean energy economy, Hurt's support for the failed dirty energy policies of the past makes him unfit for Congress."
While serving as a Virginia state senator, Hurt voted in favor of industry interests and against public health, voting in favor of a study that could allow uranium mining projects to move forward, despite evidence that uranium mining can lead to radioactive contamination of air and ground water, causing cancer and birth defects.
LCV has endorsed Tom Perriello for his strong leadership on clean energy legislation.
The TV ad can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leTZ36WxqL8
A full list of LCV's political ads this cycle can be found at http://www.lcv.org/2010-political-paid-media.html
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