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Washington, D.C. — The League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:
“The Senate’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a disgrace.
“From the beginning we opposed Kavanaugh because of his record of consistently ruling for polluters over people, which shows his unwillingness to fairly consider environmental issues that come before him. His confirmation is a threat to fundamental protections for our air, water, lands and public health. We also have strong concerns about Kavanaugh’s ruling restricting voting rights, and his ability to serve as an independent check on the president.
“In addition, Kavanaugh’s behavior and temperament, as well as the credible allegation of sexual assault, make him unfit to serve on the Court.
“While we are dismayed by the decision to confirm Kavanaugh, we are not dissuaded in our continued efforts to protect the environment and our communities, including by opposing biased or unqualified judicial nominees. Senators who chose to support Kavanaugh took an extreme anti-environmental action that we will not forget.
“This underscores how important it is this November for all who are deeply troubled to redouble our efforts to elect candidates who will fight to protect our environment, the health of our communities, the rule of law and our democracy.”