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Conservation Voters announce environment scores


Conservation Voters of PA has released the Pennsylvania delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2018 National Environmental Scorecard.

The Scorecard is the primary yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress.

“As the Trump administration continued its assault on our most important environmental protections, Sen. Toomey refused to stand up for Pennsylvania’s air, water, land, and wildlife” said Executive Director Josh McNeil. “Instead of rubber stamping a polluter agenda, we need our representatives in Congress to fight for the health of our communities, the beauty of our state, and the future of our economy.”

The 2018 Scorecard measures votes cast during the second session of the 115th Congress. In Pennsylvania, nine House members and Senator Bob Casey earned a score of 80 percent or greater, while 10 House members and Sen. Toomey earned a score of 10 percent or less.

The local delegation’s scores for 2018 are:

Sen. Casey – 93 percent

Sen. Toomey – 0 percent

Rep. Fitzpatrick – 83 percent

Rep. Dent – 0 percent

LCV has published a National Environmental Scorecard every Congress since 1970. The Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from about 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which members of Congress should be scored.

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