Reports That The Sierra Club’s Ad Is A “Wild Hyper-Exaggeration” On Heather Wilson
After being the top recipient of radical environmental money in the House of Representatives, Martin Heinrich’s far-left green allies are up with a nasty attack ad that has an Albuquerque station calling the ad a “wild hyper-exaggeration” on Heather Wilson.
Given that Heinrich opposed the Keystone XL pipeline, voted for Nancy Pelosi’s job-killing cap-and-trade bill and has supported the EPA’s job-killing regulations on affordable energy, it’s really no surprise these extreme environmental groups are supporting Mr. Heinrich. Yet what’s appalling is their outlandish claim that Heather Wilson poisoned the drinking water for children in New Mexico.
As KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports:
“While nobody has fought harder to advance the anti-energy, job-killing agenda of environmental groups than Congressman Heinrich, it’s truly incomprehensible that these groups think Mr. Heinrich’s opponent poisoned the drinking water in New Mexico,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “This nasty attack is just another reminder that since Heinrich can’t run on his own record, his allies have decided to viciously tear down his opponent for him.”
Heinrich Has Been The Top Advocate For Extreme D.C. Environmentalists
Heinrich Opposes The Entire Keystone Pipeline, Which He Called The “Tar Sands Pipeline,” Saying It Was Not “Clean” Or “Domestic.” “U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) released the following statement today after President Obama denied the pending application for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline: ‘I’m committed to an energy future for our nation that is both clean and domestic. The tar sands pipeline is neither. Through American ingenuity we can unleash the full potential of clean, home-grown energy and put even more New Mexicans to work.’” (Congressman Martin Heinrich, “Heinrich Statement On The Tar Sands Pipeline,” Press Release, 1/18/12)
Heinrich Voted Against Requiring The White House To Make A Permitting Decision On Keystone XL By November 1, 2011. “Passage of the bill that would require the administration to make a permitting decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline within 30 days after the final environmental impact statement is issued or by Nov. 1, whichever is earlier. It would direct the president, working through the Energy secretary, to coordinate with federal agencies to make sure necessary review stages are expedited.” (H.R. 1938, CQ Vote #650: Passed by a vote of 279-147: R 232-3; D 47-144, 7/26/11, Heinrich Voted Nay)
Heinrich Said He Was Proud Of His Vote For The Cap-And-Trade Bill. “Heinrich said he’s proud of his votes on two of the most controversial issues of the 111th Congress – the Obama health care legislation and a so-called cap-and-trade energy bill designed to curb greenhouse emissions.” (Michael Coleman, “A Race Of Contrasts,” Albuquerque Journal, 10/10/10)