For the first time ever, the League of Conservation Voters has added a gubernatorial candidate to its “Dirty Dozen” list. It’s Bob Beauprez.

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today joined with the Colorado Conservation Voters Campaign Fund to name Representative Bob Beauprez (CO) to LCV’s 2006 “Dirty Dozen” list, the first time in LCV’s 36-year history that it has named a gubernatorial candidate to its list.

“Time and time again, Rep. Beauprez has sided with Big Oil and other special interests over the environment and public health considerations of the people of Colorado. While Coloradoans push for real solutions to our energy and water challenges, Bob Beauprez has turned his back on us,” LCV Vice President for Political Affairs Tony Massaro said. “His dismal environmental voting record in Congress has earned him an unprecedented spot as the only gubernatorial candidate to ever be included on the Dirty Dozen list.”

“Congressman Beauprez’s voting record places the priorities of the oil and gas industry ahead of the needs of Colorado communities,” said Carrie Doyle, Director of the Colorado Conservation Voters Campaign Fund. “By voting to fast track energy development and weaken clean water protections, the Congressman has shown that he just doesn’t get it when it comes to the impacts of energy development on Colorado communities.”

The group says Beauprez’s lifetime LCV score is 5%.