Farmers and Hunters Should Beware of Reed’s Environment Record

Thanks to Jim Miller, columnist for the Finger Lakes Times, for pointing out that the League of Conservation Voters has given our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed, an abysmal rating of 4 per cent on its national environmental scorecard for 2013.  When it came to votes to protect the environment last year, Rep. Reed made the right decision — the pro-environment decision — just 4 percent of the time, placing him right at the bottom, with just one other member, of the New York House delegation.

Time and again, Reed cast votes to reduce environmental protections for our lands and forests, our water, and the air we breathe. Click through the list of his environment votes as compiled by the League. It’s not a pretty picture.

Martha Robertson, Reed’s opponent in November takes an entirely different stance on environmental issues. Here’s what Martha has to say:

“Across New York’s 23rd Congressional District, our environment forms the foundation of our community and our economy, and helps make this region a wonderful place to live. We are fortunate to have fertile farmland, lakes that nurture world-class grapes and wineries, abundant fresh water for agriculture and breweries, and forests and streams for hunting and fishing. This spectacular beauty draws countless tourists which help our small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive. Our economy rests on these foundations and I believe it’s critical that we build on our strengths in agriculture, tourism, and small businesses.”

Farmers, hunters, and all who enjoy the natural beauty of New York’s 23rd have the strongest possible incentive to vote for Martha on November 4.

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21 Responses to Farmers and Hunters Should Beware of Reed’s Environment Record

  1. BOB McGILL says:

    you gotta be kidding, that rag (FLTimes) is owned by the Democratic Party. Nobody I know believes anything in that paper. As a matter of fact I don’t know anybody that will waste the 75 cents. I only read it because I go to board meetings and I want to see just how the facts are twisted. A week ago a times reporter was at a meeting and never printed a story. WHY ? because it would have been a HUGE embarrassment to the all democratic board.

  2. whungerford says:

    “Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) offered an amendment to H.R. 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, which would add an additional $33.67 billion to the bill to support and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.” This is the one vote Tom got right–he joined every other NY member of Congress to vote for Hurricane Sandy relief. If the money had been for another state, Tom surely would have voted NO. On votes to protect the environment, I would give Tom a zero.

    • BOB MCGILL says:

      Zero is what your opinion is worth !! 🙂

    • whungerford says:

      No, Bob. Zero is what he would have got from the League of Conservation Voters if they hadn’t given him credit for a vote that had little to do with conservation and much to do with money for NYS.

  3. BOB MCGILL says:

    The League of Conservation Voters is a liberal-leaning organization that raises money primarily in support of environmentally friendly public policy.
    Total Independent Expenditures: $796,274
    For Democrats: $365,868
    Against Democrats: $0
    For Republicans: $0
    Against Republicans: $430,406
    Total Electioneering Communications: $0

    Just another branch of the Democratic Party disguised as an environmental group !! 🙂

    • BOB MCGILL says:

      http://www.opensecrets.org/…/detail.php?cmte…‎Cached
      SimilarCenter for Responsive Po…Loading…The League of Conservation Voters is a liberal-leaning organization that raises money primarily … Type of group: SUPER PAC … Because of that, the Federal Election Commission requires that groups disclose only which federal candidate( s) …

      I know you are going to chalenge me on this so I ” BEAT YA ” !!! 🙂

      • BOB MCGILL says:

        firstread.nbcnews.com/_…/11357713-pro-obama-super-p…‎Cached
        SimilarNBCNews.comLoading…

        Pro-Obama Super PAC partnering with League of Conservation Voters?
        By Mark Murray
        Monday Apr 23, 2012 3:03 PM
        Email By NBC’s Mark Murray

        It appears that the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action is teaming up with the environmental group League of Conservation Voters for a nearly $1 million ad buy through mid-May.

        Smart Media, an ad-buying firm, reported that the two entities have purchased $980,000 on broadcast and cable TV in Colorado and Nevada from April 24 until May 14.

        Asked for comment by First Read about the ad and possible partnership, Priorities USA’s Bill Burton replied, “We’ll have some info for you in the next couple days.”

        Priorities USA Action has so far struggled in raising money for the presidential contest. In March, it reported raising $2.5 million for the month — up from $2 million in February — and it has $5 million in the bank. 🙂

    • whungerford says:

      What’s your point, Bob? Democrats support conservation; conservation interest groups support Democrats–makes sense to me. Can you find a conservation group that gives Tom high marks?

  4. BOB MCGILL says:

    No way, Bob. Phony “environmental bills” don’t count.
    But the only PHONY I see is the guy that posted it. YOU

    • Deb Meeker says:

      You write like an unhappy school boy who hates his teacher. While you may not agree with any of the authors here, until you can produce an intelligible response to the material, I hope you understand, you are making a complete and utter fool of yourself. I doubt that was your intent.

      • BOB MCGILL says:

        ” While you may not agree with any of the authors here ” ? That’s the problem ! What makes any of you an AUTHORITY ? Most of my responces have been copied and pasted from credible sources not something that I dreamed up myself, like whungerford. As far as making a fool of myself goes, WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK ! Any rational human being can see it is ” you people ” who show more hatred than anyone else. You constantly accuse Tom of doing something that you are doing yourself. Then when you can’t win an argument you turn to CHATACTER ASSASSINATION like you are doing now. But of course that is what this blog is all about, isn’t it !

  5. Barbara Griffin says:

    Several months ago, I received a letter from the Environmental Defense Action Fund that exposed the Koch brothers’ “Climate Obstruction Pledge” that urged members of Congress and the Senate to “obstruct climate action at every turn”. Tom Reed signed the pledge to obstruct, along with other pro-corporate/pro-fossil fuel industry representatives such as Marco Rubio, Pat Roberts, Michelle Bachmann, Ted Cruz, and Eric Cantor, to name a few. Tom Reed wrings his hands over leaving our children and grandchildren with a federal deficit, but doesn’t seem to care about leaving them with a healthy planet.

    • BOB MCGILL says:

      Right now there is no ROCK SOLID proof that the climate is changing. But the debt is very REAL. There is growing support that a warmer planet would be better for mankind anyway. When the planet actually does warm up a few degrees we can then do something about it. Right now the US has reduced it’s green house emissions but the Aisan countries have increased their emissions to more than offset any reduction we’ve made so far. Example; the US reduced it’s mecury emissions by around 50,000 tons per year and now we are getting 140,000 tons per year from China. ( Discover Magazine )

      • BOB MCGILL says:

        http://www.npr.org › News › Science › EnvironmentNPRLoading…Nov 26, 2013 – With more and more carbon dioxide spewing from China, India and other rapidly growing nations, some people are asking why the U.S. should …

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