Washington D.C. – The BlueRibbon Coalition applauded a House Resources Committee report released today that takes the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) to task for misrepresenting environmental issues. The report, ‘Environment and Resources Realities,’ dispels the LCV’s fiction with facts and can be viewed on the committee Web site at http://resourcescommittee.house.gov.
“This report covers several important recreation access issues, and it’s about time that someone set the record straight on the LCV’s misrepresentation of environmental issues,” says BlueRibbon Coalition Executive Director Clark Collins. “From public lands and Wilderness to snowmobiling in Yellowstone, this report points out many of the bogus arguments used by environmental extremists in their effort to limit recreational access.”
Resources Committee Chairman, Richard Pombo, doesn’t pull any punches in the Committee release announcing this report. Referring to the LCV’s congressional scorecard Pombo says, “This onslaught of scare-tactics and radical propaganda is a disservice to the environment and a disservice to the American people. If these groups were interested in actual environmental advancement, they would join us in meaningful debate on the issues, not litter the nation with disingenuous political drivel.”
“It’s about time that our political representatives take the gloves off and tell the American public they are being misled by radical environmental groups,” said Collins. “Our recreationists are working on the ground to protect our recreational resources while LCV member organizations are attempting to lock us out of our public lands. My helmet is off to Congressman Pombo for telling it like it is.”