Saturday, January 28, 2006

Richard Pombo faces a green avalanche

"Environmental groups nationwide are pooling their funds for a campaign to unseat one of the worst environmental offenders in Congress.

"As Adam Werbach, former president of the Sierra Club, puts it, 'Investing in Pombo's defeat would be as effective as owning the o's in Google.'
"In the more than 12 years he's been in Congress, Pombo's district has become home to some of the most horrendous stretches of strip malls and cultureless housing tracts in California. According to the East Bay Express, Pombo's father and uncles have made tens of millions of dollars selling farm and ranch land to developers. And on Pombo's watch, his district also has come to have some of the worst air quality and drinking water in the country." -- Jan Frel, Alternet. Full article here.

Read the California League of Conservation Voters report on Pombo here.

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