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Enviro-Mich message from "AClements" <AClements@lcv.org>

These ads are airing in the Lansing and Flint/Sag. markets beginning Wed.!
Check out www.dirtydozen2000.org for more.....

Conservation Group Launches TV Ad Campaign Against Abraham
League of Conservation Voters Plans to Spend $500,000
to Expose Senator's Anti-Environment Record

LANSING - The League of Conservation Voters today launched a television ad
campaign aimed at exposing Senator Spencer Abraham's record of voting
against environmental and public health protections.  The ads will begin
running tomorrow on all major broadcast networks in the Flint and Lansing
areas.  LCV is planning to spend more than $500,000 on its Dirty Dozen
campaign to defeat Abraham.

"When it comes to protecting the Great Lakes, drinking water and Michigan's
quality of life, Senator Abraham is not on our side," said LCV President Deb
Callahan.  "Michigan's environment is too important to be sacrificed by
someone who is more concerned about the interests of polluters than the
interests of people.  That's why the League of Conservation Voters named
Spencer Abraham to the Dirty Dozen, and that's why we have hit the airwaves
to highlight his anti-environment record.  Voters should make sure his
efforts to weaken clean air and water protections are not allowed to

Abraham has compiled a lifetime environmental voting score of 6 percent -
the worst in Michigan and the worst in the Great Lakes region.  In addition,
he has taken more campaign contributions from polluting industries and
interests than any other Senate candidate - more than $600,000 as of July
31, 2000.  Abraham has voted against important clean water programs that
would help make waters across the nation safer for fishing and swimming.1 He
has also voted against increased funding for the clean up of toxic waste

"Michigan residents deserve a senator who will invest time and effort into
protecting their environment and public health," Callahan said.  "That is
why LCV is making a major investment to bring Abraham's anti-environmental
record to the attention of voters.  Clean air and water will make a
difference in the outcome of this race."

The League of Conservation Voters is the political voice for the national
environmental community.    LCV plans to spend $6 million this election
cycle to hold federal officials and candidates accountable on the
environment.  Abraham was named to LCV's Dirty Dozen list on June 21, 2000.
For more information about LCV's political campaigns, visit

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1)        FY 1996 VA-Hud appropriations bill. HR 2099, Sept. 27, 1995; HR
2099, Senate vote no. 467, Sept. 27, 1995. SConRes 86, Senate vote no. 65,
April 2, 1998.
  2)     Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995. S.1316, Senate vote no.
587, Nov. 29, 1995
Allison Clements
Campaign Manager
LCV Dirty Dozen

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