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.
For more information, please visit us on the web at www.lcv.org <http://www.lcv.org/> .