12.02.2010 0

Stop Fred Upton, Part 2

By Adam Bitely –

As we head into the final days before the GOP Steering Committee announces the next Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, it is vital that Fred Upton be stopped from receiving this important job.

Fred Upton has been wrong on the issues that this Congress will be tasked to deal with. He banned light bulbs, supported Big Government bailouts, and defended the Obama-run EPA on numerous occasions. This type of politician cannot be elevated if we are to seriously believe that the new Congress is serious about getting the nation back on track.

If you want to know more about where Upton stands on the environment and energy, look no further than his alliance with the Republican Main Street Partnership. The main-liners are a who’s who of liberal, big government Republicans in Congress. They have long opposed any meaningful legislation that would undo the big government expansions that Congress has become so well at implementing.

According to the Republican Main Street Partnership’s website, their stance on energy and the environment is as follows:


We believe that stabilizing our energy supply will benefit the consumer, strengthen our businesses, and enhance the security of our country.

We encourage and support the use of renewable energy sources such as biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal.

We must reduce the environmental impact of traditional sources of energy.


We believe that conservation, protection of natural resources and preservation of open space should be a top priority.

We must account for, and address the reasons for global climate change through the development of practical climate solutions that demonstrate economic opportunities and are aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In light of the destruction of the House Committee on Global Warming, one must wonder where Upton stands on these issues. He has made his alliance with this group known. And regardless of what he now says to gain more power, he is clearly lying to someone.

Is he lying to the GOP Steering Committee when he says he is no longer supporting climate change paranoia legislation, or is he lying to the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group he has long been a water carrier for in the House?

Be sure to contact the GOP Steering Committee and let them know that Upton MUST be stopped.

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Lynn Westmoreland Region VIII Representative 202-225-5901
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Read more on Upton:

Stop Fred Upton

The Fred Upton Voting Record

Fred Upton Killed Jobs

House GOP Should Oppose Upton

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