The Bush campaign calls Senator Al Gore (D-Tenn.) an international environmental extremist. But the League of Conservation Voters, a liberal environmental group, has a different view: According to the league's rankings, the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee slipped from a 1990 score ef 95 out of 100 down to just 73 in 1991, based on 15 environmental votes the Senate took that year. In 1991, Gore ranked behind 26 other senators. Gore's drop resulted from such moves as his vote against a mining reform bill and his opposition to a plan to remove unsightly billboards.

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