Last December, the League of Conservation Voters, the powerful environmental lobby group, published a report that rated the presidential candidates according to their pro-environment record. Here’s a summary of John Kerry’s environmental profile.
Senator Kerry is one of America ‘s premier environmental leaders. His voting record has earned him the highest lifetime LCV ranking of all the presidential candidates, and he has taken a leadership role in promoting higher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, combating attempts to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and in overturning efforts to weaken the Clean Air Act. On a range of domestic issues – from clean air to clean water to public lands – Kerry has repeatedly staked out pro-environment positions. His record on international issues is equally distinguished: he sponsored legislation to incorporate environmental protections into trade negotiations and has participated in international climate change negotiations beginning at the 1992 Earth Summit and extending through Kyoto. [Emphasis mine]
Based upon his profile, against drilling the ANWR and for the Kyoto Accords, it would seem that global warming and tree hugging are the major considerations whenever Kerry makes a decision. And, it’s been that way since he helped organize the first Earth Day in 1970.
It has to be mentioned that the environmental agenda Kerry believes in is fundamentally anti-business and, therefore, would have a negative impact on the economy and a resultant loss of jobs. So, his promises of job growth during a Kerry presidency are mere fantasy.
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