Ignorance, Thy Name is James Inhofe
As part of its new "Dirty Dozen" campaign for the 2008 election - which aims to oust the most environmentally-UNfriendly representatives and senators from Congress - the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has set it sights on the ultimate global warming skeptic, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK).
Inhofe, the former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, once compared the EPA to the Gestapo and labeled global warming a hoax dreamed up by, get this, the Weather Channel (see above video). Predictably, the senator hit back against LCV, trashing it as a liberal interest group that had ignored his record of "balancing environmental protection with economic reality." Like voting against climate change legislation and pocketing close to $636,965 in campaign funds from polluting energy interests.
"I believe our incredible environmental progress over the years is not because of Washington's morass of federal laws .... Instead, I believe our achievements are directly attributable to the ingenuity and strong sense of personal accountability that is characteristic of the American people," Inhofe said.
Right. So the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act - amongst others - were all examples of this "morass of federal laws." Some people never learn.
Via ::NewsOK: Inhofe says charges ignore his record (news website)