Monday, August 13, 2012

Michigan League of Conservation Voters: Romney picks climate-denying Paul Ryan as running mate

By Ryan Werder, Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Posted Aug. 13, 2012, in Michigan LCV's "Political Week in Review"

Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his nominee for Vice President this weekend. Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin's 1st District, has an abysmal 3 percent score on the current national League of Conservation Voters Scorecard and a 20 percent lifetime score. I suppose it could be fun to see my name on so many lawn signs soon, but Romney’s pick doesn’t make it worth it. 3 percent is simply awful.

Ryan's shift toward the extreme end of the anti-conservation wing of his party and Mitt Romney's selection of him as a running mate is a dramatic turn away from the conservation legacy traditionally supported by Republicans. While the trees in Michigan might be the right height for Mitt Romney, his VP is the wrong pick for Michigan and our Great Lakes.

See also:
25 by 25 Will Create 94,000 Jobs

A Michigan State University study released Friday predicts that the 25 percent by 2025 renewable energy ballot proposal (25 percent by ‘25) will create at least 74,000 jobs, though that doesn’t even incorporate all the manufacturing jobs that will be created; added together, we’re looking at 94,000 new jobs in Michigan! Read more ...

Click here to read more from the Michigan League of Conservation Voters "Political Week in Review."

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