Statement from Warner Chabot, CEO, CLCV on misleading attacks on Debra Bowen, candidate for CD 36


CLCV Rejects Attack on Debra Bowen’s Environmental Commitment

Statement of Warner Chabot, CEO, CA League of Conservation Voters

May 13, 2011

The CA League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), rejects the latest round of the misleading campaign mail that questions Debra Bowen’s integrity, her commitment to the environment and the public interest. These attacks are unfair and unwarranted. Bowen has fought for the public interest, the public’s full involvement in our democracy, and the environment her entire career. She’s never given in to special interests of any kind, and has always stood up to big polluters like the oil industry.

That’s why Debra Bowen is the only candidate to receive the endorsement of both the Sierra Club and CLCV.

Bowen earned a 96% lifetime score from CLCV on environmental issues while serving in the state legislature. Of all the candidates, Bowen brings the greatest depth of experience and achievement on a wider range of environmental issues. She fought for laws to oppose offshore drilling, fight climate change, promote alternative energy and to clean up the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach. With now-Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, she passed a landmark environmental justice bill to protect poor communities from becoming environmental dumping grounds.

We believe Debra Bowen’s experience and integrity will make her a highly respected and effective environmental champion and leader in Congress.

For more information, read our blog entry: CLCV endorses Debra Bowen for Congress.


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