WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a television ad campaign praising Rep. Scott Peters for standing up to corporate polluters by voting against efforts in Congress to gut the Clean Water Act and drill off of the southern California coast. The ad begins running today in the San Diego market, and is part of LCV’s national $1 million ad campaign to thank five members of Congress for protecting public health and promoting clean energy jobs.
“Rep. Scott Peters is working to prevent environmental disasters rather than just clean up after them. He recognizes that clean water is key to the economy, and is standing up to efforts by corporate polluters and the Tea Party to weaken the Clean Water Act and put southern California’s coastline at risk,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.
The ad highlights Rep. Peters’ vote against legislation that would gut the Clean Water Act, landmark legislation that protects the waterways Americans depend on for swimming, fishing, and drinking. It also discusses Rep. Peters’ work standing up to corporate polluters by voting against legislation that would allow risky drilling off the coast of southern California.
Rep. Peters’ leadership comes at a time when Big Oil’s polluter-funded Congressional allies are trying to weaken clean water safeguards. LCV urges his constituents to contact Rep. Peters and thank him for voting to keep our water clean. Backup for the ad is available here.
This ad is part of LCV’s national $1 million ad campaign thanking five members of Congress for taking action in the face of gridlock in Washington and attacks from Big Oil, corporate polluters and their allies in Congress. The campaign includes television and print advertising praising Senators Harry Reid, Brian Schatz and Kay Hagan, and Representatives Pete Gallego and Scott Peters.