As the article states…
Regarding the Havertown site (a Superfund-designate site a block away from the location of Joe’s endorsement), Sestak asked, "Where has Curt Weldon been? What has he done to help move this site forward, to have proper cleanup done?"Of course, being a Repug, we know how successful Weldon, an advocate for our oceans, has been in persuading his party leadership as to the verifiable existence of global warming, which severely affects our ocean ecosystem, right?
Sestak said he would provide leadership to expedite the project, which has been on the National Priorities list since 1983.
Sestak also vowed to "fight hard to get proper funding so we aren’t using a secondary approach to a health issue ..I would press for a complete approach to this that best takes care of cleaning it up totally. We have accepted a second choice here by covering it over," Sestak said, referring to a synthetic cap installed in 1996.
"This is not excellence. If you want to accept a second-rate approach, Curt Weldon’s your man. If you want someone fighting for a better approach, I’m your guy," he said.
Weldon campaign spokesman Michael Puppio referred to the remarks as "typical pre-election pandering and distortions." He said Weldon is "supportive of environmental causes and aware and involved in the Havertown Superfund issue."
The Ocean Champions conservation group recently endorsed Weldon, the lead sponsor of the Oceans Conservation, Education and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act.
Weldon has been a leader in raising fuel efficiency standards, according to Nathan Wilcox of PennEnvironment. But with a 40 percent voting record, he votes against the group’s priorities the majority of the time, Wilcox said.