Mar 14, 2010

New blog keeps an eye on Bishop’s dismal record on environmental issues

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (LCV) launched a new blog last week, the
first in a series of targeted accountability blogs, each supported by a field operation.

The first blog, called MI Eye on Bishop, highlights Senate Majority Leader Mike
, R-Rochester, dismal record on environmental issues.

“Many politicians declare their intent to move Michigan into a new energy economy, but their actions often contradict their words,” said Michigan LCV Executive Director Lisa Wozniak. “Michigan LCV is here to hold them accountable.”

Bishop, a Republican candidate for Michigan Attorney General, has the power to shape the legislative agenda in Lansing, which makes him a key player in determining the legislative priorities the state pursues. That was the primary reason the LCV created the blog.

“In the coming months, we encourage Michigan’s citizens to follow our updates, and the other to-be-announced targets, and remind each lawmaker how important it is to Michigan citizens that we attract clean energy jobs while protecting human health and the natural resources that define our state,” said Michigan LCV Deputy Director Kerry Duggan. “Constituents have the right to know when their elected leaders are making empty promises.”

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to passing strong environmental laws, electing environmental champions, and holding lawmakers accountable for their actions.

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