Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Michigan LCV: Benishek named to "Flat Earth Five"

From Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Political Week in Review: July 24-30
Posted July 30, 2012

Michigan's First District U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek  (R-Crystal Falls) made national headlines this week, and not in a way he’d like. The national League of Conservation Voters named him to the "Flat Earth Five," a group of politicians who inexplicably still reject the scientific consensus of climate change and, as a result, have a big electoral target on their backs. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has committed $1.5 million to show that denying science is not only bad policy, but bad politics, too.

As record temperatures burst thermometers across the country, cherry crops are ruined, senior citizens die due to heat strokes, and farmers require bailouts for their parched fields, it's imperative that our elected officials at least acknowledge the problem if we're ever going to solve it (or at least slow it!).

Click here to read more on Michigan LCV's Political Week in Review.

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