Both the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) are endorsing Congressman Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) over ex-Congressman Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) in the upcoming election.
Announcing the endorsement on April 1, 2014, LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski said: “Congressman Brad Schneider has been a proven leader on the environment, fighting to preserve the Great Lakes for future generations, and working to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink. He has been a vocal supporter of the need to act on climate change, and we are proud to endorse Rep. Schneider for re-election.”
The contrast between Brad and Dold could not be starker:
- · Dold earned a poor 34% score from the League of Conservation Voters in his first year in office (Brad earned a 96% score).
- · Dold voted against an amendment to HR 1231 requiring companies to have a disaster plan for oil spills.
- · Dold voted to slash $250 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
- · Dold voted against requiring EPA to control Great Lakes pollution.
- · Dold voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.
Brad previously received the Sierra Club endorsement over Dold for the upcoming election. Dold received an F on a water protection scorecard from the Sierra Club during his term in Congress.
In 2009, Americans for Prosperity (funded by the Koch brothers) applauded Dold for signing the No Climate Tax Pledge, promising to “oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.” We need a Congressman who will represent us, not the Koch brothers.