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Jack Carter on Environment

 


Ensign's failing environment grade is significant deficiency

ENSIGN: I fought to preserve Nevada's most pristine wilderness areas, and created parks & trails. We've been able to delay the Yucca Mountain project to the point where even its strongest supporters acknowledge that it may never become a reality and that alternatives must be explored.

Q: If your environmental record is that good, why did the League of Conservation Voters give you a failing grade?

ENSIGN: This is typical of a Washington special interest group that doesn't understand our state. I've gotten awards from wilderness groups in our state, for legislation I co-authored. Washington tries to put us in boxes. They try to score things to make things a partisan issue. The League of Conservation Voters is a very partisan group.

CARTER: The League of Conservation Voters really pay attention to what's going on. You can always do one thing over here and another over there, but people who really pay attention know who is standing for what. It's a significant deficiency that the Senator has.

Source: Nevada 2006 Senate Debate, at KLAS (X-ref Ensign) Oct 15, 2006

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