Environment Is Central to Our Well-Being

RECEIVED Tue., Feb. 26, 2008

Dear Editor,
    It was an exciting week for politics as Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton came to town and discussed many germane issues to our future well-being. The environment is central to our well-being.
    On behalf of the local chapter of the Sierra Club and as a Texan, I would like to direct your readers attention to the work of the National League of Conservation Voters at www.lcv.org/scorecard.
    Also of note is that this week the League of Conservation Voters gave Sen. John McCain a 0% score on the National Environmental Scorecard. According to Sierra Club, 0% is pretty tough to get and further, of the 535 members of Congress, he is the only one who chose to miss every single key environmental vote last year. McCain's LCV score exposes the real record: a pattern of voting with polluters and special interests.
    On behalf of Sierra Club, I am hoping that the LCV Scorecard will help Texans realize we have a long way to go in creating a smart growth for future generations.
Thanks for your attention and consideration,
Martha Perez
Austin Chapter Sierra Club member
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