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2011 National Environmental Scorecard

08 Feb 2012  |   Mike Palamuso

Tags: General Environment

In 2011, the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives unleashed a truly breathtaking and unprecedented assault on the environment and public health, the breadth and depth of which have made the current House of Representatives the most anti-environment in our nation’s history. The 2011 National Environmental Scorecard is a sad testament to the radical nature of the first session of the 112th Congress in the House.

Click here to view and download the 2011 Scorecard, which includes a comprehensive overview of national environmental policy in 2011, full House and Senate vote descriptions and a complete record of how every member of Congress voted on key environmental issues.

The 2011 Scorecard includes 11 Senate and a record 35 House votes on issues ranging from public health protections to clean energy to land and wildlife conservation. The House votes included in the 2011 Scorecard are simply many of the most significant votes taken in a year that saw the House voting more than 200 times on the environment and public health.

This year, 31 senators earned a perfect 100% score, while in the House 24 members earned a perfect 100% score. In the Senate, 13 senators earned an appalling 0% score, while in the House 4 members earned a 0% score. A major indicator of the change in landscape in the House for 2011 is the fact that the average lifetime score of members defeated in the 2010 was 73% while the average 2011 score of the House members who replaced them is 15%.

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