Saturday, July 18, 2009

Star Ledger whitewashes Rep. Garrett's environmental record

In a puff piece, the Newark Star-Ledger has completely distorted the record of Congressman Scott Garrett with respect to the environment. Bob Braun writes in the Ledger that Garrett "has a reputation as pro-conservation". (Read here.) He doesn't offer any facts to support this conclusion, because there aren't any.

The fact is that, on a scale of 100, Garrett was given a 15% rating by the League of Conservation Voters, an 8% rating by Environment America, and 16% by Republicans for Environmental Protection .

On the other hand, an anti-regulation group called American Land Rights Association gave him 83%. That group OPPOSES pro-conservation legislation.

Braun's statement that Garrett 'has a reputation as pro-conservation' is a complete fabrication. You have the right to your own opinion, Bob, but you do not have the right to your own facts. Now just who do you claim considers him a conservationist?

(Details on Garrett's ratings are available here.)

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