STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN INHOFE ON THE RESIGNATION OF THE LCVíS DEB CALLAHAN

STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN INHOFE ON THE RESIGNATION OF THE LCVíS DEB CALLAHAN WASHINGTON, DC ñ Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today commented on the resignation of longtime League of Conservation Voters (LCV) president Deb Callahan, a former staff member to Al Gore. ìUpon the announcement of Deb Callahanís departure from the LCV, I offer the following job description to assist the groupís board members with their search for a new chief executive: - Must be able to coordinate political messaging between liberal foundations, the Democratic National Committee and satellite organizations, as well as other extreme environmental activist groups; - Must demonstrate strong reasoning and communication skills to be able to justify the addition of topics such as abortion and campaign finance reform to annual environmental scorecards; - Must have a proven track record in selective reporting of legislative achievements to influence public opinion and enhance fundraising capacity; - Strong ties to former Clinton Administration officials and/or Congressional Democrats desired; - Knowledge of environmental issues and policies preferred, but not necessary. ìIn reality, with Ms. Callahanís departure, a new chapter begins for the LCV, and I am hopeful the organization will become non-partisan and actually begin to perform critical work in the field to improve the environment rather than raise and waste millions of dollars for deceptive publicity stunts and Beltway lobbying efforts.î # # # # #