Saturday, June 16, 2007

Doolittle Has Head in Sand--and Hands in our Pockets

Well, Charlie is off and running and so should we ... it is a disgrace to have Do Little be our representative.


It’s time you knew the truth: Your Congressman, John Doolittle, has his head in the sand when it comes to global warming and its impact on the survival of wildlife you and I treasure.

Tell your Representative to get his head out of the sand and get on board with a common-sense energy policy that protects our wildlife, environment and national security.

Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus and looming threat, Representative Doolittle continues to support the short-sighted head-in-the-sand energy policy favored by big-money lobbyists for polluting industries -- all at the expense of wildlife, future generations and our national security.

Why? Maybe it’s because Doolittle has taken $128,000 from the big oil companies making huge profits off high gas prices.

No surprise there. Doolittle has been named one of the 20 most corrupt Members of Congress by the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). John Doolittle is under federal investigation for his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Doolittle not only arranged a job for his wife with Abramoff, but also paid her more than $200,000 in a series of fundraising scams the Sacramento Bee called, “ethically bankrupt.”

And he’s continued to toe the line for his Big Oil contributors, voting to protect billions in tax breaks for oil and gas companies and against common-sense long-term clean energy solutions for the country.

Despite the urgency of global warming, Congressman Doolittle has marched lock-step with his Big Oil benefactors as our wildlife pays the price.

Polar bears are drowning or even resorting to cannibalism as the early effects of global warming rob them of needed habitat and they struggle to find enough to eat. The North Carolina home to some of the world’s only remaining red wolves is threatened by rising sea levels caused by global warming. And droughts in the northern prairie wetlands region could cut the region’s breeding duck populations in half.

It’s past time for your Representative to pull his head out of the sand! Urge him to stop denying the reality of global warming and start supporting common-sense, affordable solutions to deal with this crisis.

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund is turning the spotlight on Congressman Doolittle and his Big Oil benefactors because they continue to push an agenda that includes more subsidies for companies that contribute to global warming, more dirty drilling that wrecks wildlife habitat and an environmentally reckless energy policy that sacrifices our natural treasures for the sake of windfall corporate profits.

Starting today, we're educating his constituents, running radio ads, launching a new website and urging wildlife supporters like you to hold him accountable for his head-in-the-sand approach to global warming.

Representative Doolittle has buried his head in the sand for far too long, but he can’t bury the truth about his efforts to block global warming solutions. Please help us hold him accountable... send your message now.

Rodger Schlickeisen
PresidentDefenders of Wildlife Action Fund


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