It’s very sad that the topic of switching to alternative energy was discussed back in the 70’s and here we are in 2010 allowing oil companies to have a chance to do this to our environment. This live feed is from the AP and was released this week.
Strickland claims he is a alternative energy executive, however his history doesn’t support that. Check his voting history, it’s awful for the environment.
Project VoteSmart indicates the following poor environmental record:
2003 Strickland supported the interests of the California League of Conservation Voters 5 percent in 2003.
2002 Strickland supported the interests of the California League of Conservation Voters 5 percent in 2002.
2001-2002 Strickland supported the interests of the California Park and Recreation Society 25 percent in 2001-2002.
2001 Strickland supported the interests of the California League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2001.
2000 Strickland supported the interests of the California League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2000.
1999 Strickland supported the interests of the California League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 1999.
In his failed run for state controller, Strickland was primarily funded by software giant Intuit and a group of Southern California Indian tribes with large stakes in the casino gambling business. He accepted over $1 million from these two groups alone, which raised concerns that this was an attempt to influence the controller’s ability to alter state tax policies.
In 2005, Ventura County Prosecutors investigated the campaign practices of Tony Strickland and his wife, Audra Strickland, who is also a legislator, for adding to their personal incomes by transferring political funds to consulting firms they each own and operate. This seemed to hurt Strickland’s 2006 run for state controller, which would have given him the responsibility of managing the state’s finances. Oh Gosh.
Clearly Strickland’s environmental record doesn’t support his ballot designation claim. His voting on women’s, children, and health issues is quite extreme. It seems to me quite archaic too. Hannah-Beth Jackson appears better able to steer us through the upcoming years in a more balanced way.
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