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Washington, DC, February 14, 2000 – "According to the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) Congressional Scorecard, most Americans are ‘anti-environmental,’" said Angela Logomasini, Director of Risk and Environmental Policy at CEI, in response to the LCVs’ release of its 2000 Congressional Scorecard.
"LCV uses the Scorecard to dub members of Congress as anti-environmental because these members oppose policies that are contrary to basic American values," she continued. "The Scorecard rates members on their support for big government, not for the environment. Members are only considered environmental if they support big spending programs, laws that trample property rights, and heavy regulation. If we applied the LCV test to most Americans, we’d have a dirty American majority," said Logomasini.
Further analysis of specifics on the LCV Scorecard:
"Members of Congress should not be fooled into supporting the LCV agenda because it has nothing to do with environmental protection, and it’s contrary to the views of a large majority of Americans," Logomasini concluded.
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