Bush Campaign Lies
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Bush Campaign Lie #43: Kerry Fails to Support the Environment Because he Blocked the Bush Energy Bill
Yet another in the compost of lies Christine Todd Whitman served up when she sold out any hope of ever being taken seriously again.
Actually, The Heritage Foundation, The Cato Institute, Citizens for Tax Justice and Public Citizen opposed the Energy Bill, too, and those are just the ones the New York Times mentions. John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, said this legislation would be 'a giant step backwards for energy policy' and would 'weaken national security in two major ways'.
Still not convinced that this is a bad bill? Then consider that 19 public interest groups wrote an open letter to Congress to express their concern that this bill would 'severely damage our health, our environment, and our pocketbooks'.
Far from proving that Kerry is unconcerned with the environment, his opposition to the Energy Bill is a resounding confirmation of the high value he places on protecting it.