Friday, February 22, 2008

McCain Scores Zero on National Environmental Scorecard

Members of Congress who were seriously ill or died during their term did better than John McCain on the 2007 National Environmental Scorecard just released by the League of Conservation Voters.

McCain was the only member of Congress to skip every single crucial environmental vote scored by the organization. Carl Pope, Executive Director of Sierra Club, had this to say:

Every other Member who received a zero from LCV last year at least had the temerity to show up and vote against the environment and clean energy time after time. And unlike John McCain, I doubt any of them would claim to be environmental leaders or champions on global warming.

The other Senators to score zero with McCain were: Roberts of Kansas, Vitter of Louisiana, Cochran of Mississippi, Bond of Missouri, Inhofe of Oklahoma, and Cornyn of Texas.

Something tells me we'll be hearing a lot more about energy security from candidate McCain, and a lot less about global warming.

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