Monday, February 22, 2010

LCV Announces Michigan Congressional Delegation 2009 National Environmental Scorecard

From the inbox: The League of Conservation Voters tallies up the votes when it comes to environmental legislation in Congress...

The 2009 Scorecard includes 11 Senate and 13 House votes dominated by clean energy and climate but also encompassing other environmental issues such as public lands, water and wildlife conservation. In Michigan, five House members and both senators earned a perfect 100 percent score in 2009, while one House member, Congressman Pete Hoekstra, received an abysmal 7 percent. The average House score in 2009 for Michigan was 67 percent and the average Senate score was 100 percent.

“The 2009 National Environmental Scorecard illustrates the extent to which the Obama administration and the 111th Congress began to move our nation towards a clean energy future that will create new jobs, make America more energy independent and curb global warming pollution,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “However, it also makes clear that there is still much work to be done, first and foremost to finish the work started in the House by swiftly passing a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill in the Senate.”

Let's name names. Besides Hoekstra, who, as you saw, was already singled out for the Pointing Finger of Shame Award. Also note that, just like the 2009 scorecard from Environment America, the Democrats crush the Republicans when it comes to protecting the environment.

Carl Levin (D-MI) 100%
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) 100%

Dale E. Kildee (D-05) 100%
Mark Schauer (D-07) 100%
Gary Peters (D-09) 100%
Sandy Levin (D-12) 100%
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-13) 100%
Bart Stupak (D-01) 93%
John Conyers, Jr. (D-14) 93%
John D. Dingell (D-15) 93%
Vern Ehlers (R-03) 50%
Candice Miller (R-10) 50%
Fred Upton (R-06) 36%
Thaddeus McCotter (R-11) 36%
Dave Camp (R-04) 21%
Mike Rogers (R-08) 21%

Pete Hoekstra (R-02) 7%

Pete, Pete, Pete... the turtles are SO disappointed in you.

View the entire scorecard here.