The League of Conservation Voters is running an ad campaign against Fred Upton. Upton represents southwestern Michigan in the U.S. Congress and is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He has raised the hackles of global-warmers because he voted to block funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate rules – i.e., regulation of greenhouse gases.
So, the LCV and other environmental special interest groups, like the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council, have the long knives out for Upton. Well, that’s politics. But the out-and-out mendacity of the LCV ad should disgust any clear-minded voter. The LCV simply lies about Upton’s vote.
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