Tuesday, September 7, 2010

LCV: Still No Regrets

Rebekah Metzler at MaineToday gets an answer to a question I asked months ago:

Tiernan Sittenfeld, legislative director for the Washington, D.C.-based League of Conservation Voters, said the group doesn't regret endorsing Collins over Tom Allen, her Democratic opponent in the 2008 U.S. Senate race.

"She's been a long-time champion on energy and global warming and a number of other environmental issues. Ultimately, I guess she ended up being the only Republican who is officially on a climate bill," she said
I wonder how LCV members--and especially donors--feel about the organization's willingness to tout the environmentalist credentials of a supporter of the Murkowski resolution--which LCV itself concedes "increases our dependence on oil, overturns sound science, endangers public health, and jeopardizes long-overdue action to hold the biggest polluters accountable for their global warming pollution."

How do the organization's supporters feel about such a person being called a "champion" on global warming issues?

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