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Environmental Groups Back Deeds

Rosalind Helderman

Put this one into the rather large and growing file of not-very-surprising endorsements: the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters joined today to endorse Democrat Creigh Deeds for governor.

They noted Deeds has received an 86 percent on the LCV's legislative scorecard; Republican Bob McDonnell got an 18 percent. They praised Deeds for his work preserving rural land in Virginia and said they believed he was better-positioned to help Virginia become a leader in alternative energy technologies. And they slammed McDonnell's transportation as relying on a "false promise" of future oil drilling revenues.

"Creigh Deeds is going to work for a common sense solution on that rather than offering false promises that do nothing but dig us in deeper," said Lisa Guthrie, executive director of the Virginia LCV.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 1, 2009; 2:55 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman  
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Deeds just had a quote yesterday that he wanted to use general fund money that goes to education to buy more rural land for hunters to use. Why does Deeds care more about hunters than the children? And with the Sierra Club endorsement, Deeds clearly told them he favors cap and trade and is opposed to using coal and nuclear power.

Posted by: OldVirginian | October 1, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

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