Mark Pocan supports investing in our future by preserving our environment. As a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly for almost 14 years, Pocan earned numerous awards for both his legislative work and his community service. The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters recognized him as a Conservation Champion for his strong record protecting our natural resources and supporting grants for green jobs. Pocan received a score of 100% on the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters’ Conservation Scorecard during the 2011-2012 legislative session.
In Congress, Pocan plans to vigorously support clean and renewable energy and end taxpayer-funded subsidies to Big Oil. He is also committed to working to reduce carbon pollution, defend the EPA in its efforts to curtail pollution, and increase federal transportation funding for efficient public transit systems.
Pocan joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of Representative Tammy Baldwin, who joins the U.S. Senate with a lifetime score of 97% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
"As co-chair of the [Wisconsin State] Finance Committee, I led the effort to secure $2.5 million in funding for green job training grants. I also led the fight for legislation that supported Wisconsin’s Clean Water Fund, prevented the spread of invasive species, increased tipping fees in our landfills, supported Smart Growth, increased the use of wind energy siting, banned fertilizer containing phosphorus, increased recycling grants, and more."
Source: LCV 2011-2012 Congressional Questionnaire