Northup named to LCV ‘dirty dozen’ list

The League of Conservation Voters announced today that it added Anne Northup to its 2008 Dirty Dozen list, saying that the former congresswoman has a lifetime score of only 7 percent on the organization’s National Environmental Scorecard.

“With energy at the heart of the 2008 election, it is critical that we elect representatives who will steer us away from Big Oil and toward a clean, renewable energy policy,” said LCV Deputy Legislative Director Tim Greeff. “Anne Northup has a deplorable environmental record and promises to continue our reliance on oil and minimize investment in alternative energy sources.”

According to the group’s website, the “Dirty Dozen” program targets congressional candidates and members from both parties who consistently vote against the environment and are running in races where LCV has a serious chance of affecting the outcome. In 2006, 11 out of 15 candidates placed on the list were defeated in their respective races.

Ted Jackson, a spokesman for Northup, was unavailable for comment.

Northup isn’t the only Kentucky Republican to make this year’s list. In April the group also named Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, to its list. The LCV endorsed Yarmuth in August and gave him a perfect 100 percent score in 2007. Sticking with the environment, the Yarmuth campaign also put out a new ad, “New Day,” featuring a Ford employee touting Yarmuth’s investment in alternative energy and other accomplishments.

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