WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today revealed that Virginia Sen. George Allen has taken $148,600 from oil and gas companies this election cycle alone, all the while promoting their bottom line on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Allen was previously named to the 2006 LCV "Dirty Dozen" list, in recognition of his truly terrible environmental voting record in the United States Senate.
"George Allen has yet to meet a bill sponsored by Big Oil that he didn’t like, and it looks like this year there are 148,600 reasons why*," said LCV President Gene Karpinski. "He voted for the 2005 energy bill, thereby showering these profitable oil companies with billions in giveaways."
Sen. Allen, whose lifetime LCV score is a paltry 1 percent, received a whopping zero percent in 2006 after garnering consecutive zeros for the 107th and 108th sessions of Congress.
"Senator Allen’s refusal to be part of the solution, to help create a new energy future based on clean, renewable technologies shows just how out-of-touch he is with the people of Virginia," Mr. Karpinski said.
Over the last decade, LCV’s "Dirty Dozen" list has held elected officials accountable for their votes and actions by highlighting some of the worst environmental records in Congress. Since its inception in 1996, more than half of the candidates named to the "Dirty Dozen" have subsequently been voted out of office.
To learn more about the Dirty Dozen and to view LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard, visitwww.lcv.org.
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