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League of Conservation Voters Statement on the Eve of Senator Fred Thompson's First Campaign Visit to New Hampshire

Contact: Kristin Lee, (202) 785-8683 or September 7, 2007  

WASHINGTON, DC - On the eve of Senator Fred  Thompson first campaign swing to New Hampshire, League of  Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued this statement in  light of Senator Thompson's prior statement on the science of global warming:  

"Earlier this year, we were disappointed when former  Senator Fred Thompson, in a national radio commentary, openly mocked the overwhelming scientific evidence in favor of global warming.
Mr. Thompson should know that according to a recent poll, 75 percent of Granite State Republican primary voters support U.S. action  to reduce carbon emissions that cause global warming.  In addition, this spring over 164 New Hampshire towns passed a Climate Change Resolution calling for federal and local action on global warming.

Major U.S. corporations, religious leaders and  military experts all agree that the U.S. must take steps to combat global  warming.   The threat of global warming is real, and voters of all  political stripes, whether Democrats, Republicans or Independents, believe  this is an issue that must be addressed promptly.  Our response to  solving this challenge will dictate what kind of world we leave our  children: it is critical that we get it right. 

We hope that as a presidential candidate Senator  Thompson will recognize that the American people want to see all of the  candidate's solutions for reducing global warming pollution and ushering in  a new era of energy production by electing this country's first green  president."

The nonprofit League of Conservation Voters (LCV)  is the independent political voice for the environment. 
To secure  the environmental future of our planet, LCV's mission is to advocate for  sound environmental policies
 and to elect pro-environmental  candidates who will adopt and implement such policies. 
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