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Dirty Dozen Member Pryce Took Over $90,000 From Oil and Gas Companies

Contact: Kristin Lee or Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683 or October 26, 2006  

WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today revealed that Ohio Rep. Deborah Pryce has taken $90,567 from oil and gas companies in her career, including $10,500 during this election cycle alone, all the while promoting their bottom line on Capitol Hill.


Last month, Rep. Pryce was named to LCV’s 2006 “Dirty Dozen” list, in recognition of her poor environmental voting record in the House of Representatives.


“Deborah Pryce has yet to meet a bill sponsored by Big Oil that she didn’t like, and it looks like there are 90,567 reasons why,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “She voted for the 2005 energy bill, thereby showering these profitable oil companies with giveaways. On top of that, she voted against simple solutions to our energy challenges like requiring that new cars go further on a gallon of gas. In Ohio alone, this provision would have returned $790 million a year to residents.*”


Rep. Pryce, whose lifetime LCV score is 16 percent, received a score of 13 percent for the 109th Congress.


“Rep. Pryce’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 she is with her constituents in the 15th District,” 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, visit


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