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John McCain and the Environment

Original post made by Helena, Gunn High School, on Feb 24, 2008

A small statistic just surprised me. I'm registered Green Party and not a fan of John McCain, but thought, "Well, at least he's concerned about global warming. And he's one of those rare principled politicians." Then the League of Conservation Voter's scorecard-- ranking Senators on their environmental votes last year-- came out.

McCain got 0%. Turns out he failed to show up for any of the key environmental votes this year.

In at least one of the votes clearly key to the fight against global warming, he could have been the pivotal vote to change the outcome: "The provision to repeal billions of dollars in tax breaks for oil companies and put the funds toward clean, renewable energy fell one vote short of the 60 votes needed in the Senate." (LCV website)

In case you're wondering, Clinton and Obama both voted for that provision, and have scores of 73% and 67% respectively.

I guess McCain is just blowing hot air when he talks about his environmental principles.

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Posted by R Wray
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 25, 2008 at 9:15 am

This is the only good thing I recall hearing about McCain.

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Posted by perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 25, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Gives me hope that McCain is just pandering to the Left after all on these absurdities...maybe he isn't so bad after all..

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