Facing the most significant attack on the EPA's budget in thirty years and congressional measures that would harm the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, wildlife protection, and ecological preservation, the League of Conservation Voters today released its 2010 National Environmental Scorecard.
The 2010 scorecard rates members of Congress based on their votes on various energy and environmental issues, from clean energy, to land conservation, to public health.The scorecard also identifies members who placed the interests of big oil and dirty coal ahead of the health and well-being of the American people by opposing clean energy initiatives and failing to support pollution safeguards that would protect our environment.
According to LCV President Gene Karpinski:
"Unfortunately, the most important votes of 2010 are the ones that didn't happen: the Senate failed to even begin debate on a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill and also failed to respond to the greatest environmental disaster in our nation's history ??? the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The 2010 National Environmental Scorecard clearly illustrates that there is much work to be done, and LCV will be there at every step of the way in 2011 and beyond, working to protect the environment and public health while transitioning our nation to a clean energy economy."