Tue Jul 24, 2012, 12:22 AM
alp227 (20,404 posts)
Environmentalists target 5 Republicans who question humans’ impact on climate
Source: Washington Post
The League of Conservation Voters will launch a $1.5 million campaign Tuesday targeting five House Republicans who question the connection between human activity and climate change, in an effort to test whether the issue can sway voters.
Prominent conservative Republicans have challenged the scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and other sources are transforming the Earth’s climate. But it has not emerged as a central issue in a national political campaign, and President Obama, who pushed unsuccessfully for national limits on greenhouse gas emissions at the start of his term, has played down the issue over the past two years.
The League of Conservation Voters, which has endorsed both Democrats and Republicans in the past, aims to unseat Reps. Ann Marie Buerkle (N.Y.), Dan Benishek (Mich.) and three other yet-to-be-named House Republicans — they’ve dubbed the group “the Flat Earth Five” — by attacking their global warming stance and ties to the fossil fuel industry.
“There’s still a debate about how to address these issues, but Americans expect their politicians to be informed and to accept basic science,” said Navin Nayak, the group’s senior vice president for campaigns. “Independents are with us. All of these members are in places where they have to win a majority of independent voters to win reelection.”
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/environmentalists-target-5-republicans-who-question-humans-impact-on-climate/2012/07/23/gJQAHqJD5W_story.html
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Environmentalists target 5 Republicans who question humans’ impact on climate (Original post)
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Response to alp227 (Original post)
Tue Jul 24, 2012, 01:08 AM
Art_from_Ark (16,883 posts)
1. The more House Republicans who can be kicked out in this election, the better
I wish the League of Conservation Voters success in their efforts.
Response to pscot (Reply #4)
Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:19 AM
tex-wyo-dem (2,100 posts)
14. You bring up an important point...
Environmental groups need to study how the NRA has strong-armed politicians and the entire gun-control debate (effectively shutting down debate) and do the same with regards to climate change. Being polite and naively believing that pols will ultimately do the right thing is getting us no where.