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Perfection betrayed

Once again our congressional representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers has followed political marching orders and sold out her constituents.

In an unusual move, the League of Conservation Voters has given her a zero score for her votes on the GOP budget, which contains extra riders to remove environmental protections.

These back-door amendments do little or nothing to cut spending, they only serve to deregulate and benefit polluting industries.

The CRV writes: “The sweeping assaults on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wildlife and wild places Americans hold dear make it the most anti-environmental piece of legislation in decades.”

Near Nature, Near Perfect? In a region that so values and depends on its natural resources, why do we continue to elect representatives who do nothing to protect them?

Sharon Smith

Spokane


 

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