Thursday, November 19, 2009

Is California League of Conservation Voters losing touch?

In a recent post, I accused the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) of practicing Identity theft with their greengov2010 site. After all, there is a Green Party and they should elect the real green governor in 2010.

Now, it seems that others are questioning CLCV's use of the word "Conservation" in their own name. Maybe identity theft is the family business. I had a problem understanding the CLCV's support of the recent water legislation. In the link above, you find that a delegate to the State Democratic Party, Robert Cruikshank, questions the CLCV's focus on State Senator Alan Lowenthal (100% rating by CLCV in 2008) as an environmental leader.
Has Lowenthal stopped trying to gut high speed rail? (0.00 / 0)
For someone who claims to be an environmental advocate he sure hasn't been supportive of one of the key elements of getting our carbon emissions reduced and spurring clean, sustainable forms of intercity transportation.
It would appear that the CLCV, long viewed as an extension of the Democratic Party is losing the more progressive Democrats. It makes me wonder if CLCV is still relevant.

It should be noted that the CLCV gave Assemblyman Jared Huffman the same 100% rating. This is the Huffman who was so influential in passing the recent water legislation sell out.

If Huffman and Lowenthal are the environmental leaders, then California needs Greens in Sacramento more than ever.

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