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Members of Congress are Proud to Protect our Environment

14 Feb 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

Tags: Environmental Champions

Since the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the 2013 National Environmental Scorecard earlier this week, many elected officials have been promoting their high scores and their commitment to protecting our environment and public health. 

Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) tweeted:

Representative Scott Peters (CA) tweeted

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) tweeted:

Representative Derek Kilmer (WA) tweeted

Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) tweeted

Representative Jim Himes (CT), who earned a 96 percent rating on the 2013 Scorecard, said:

“We have a moral obligation to preserve our planet for future generations, handing it over to our children in as good or better condition than we received it from our parents...Unfortunately, the House Majority this Congress has taken it upon themselves to try to roll back important environmental protections and increase our reliance on dirty fossil fuels, and I was proud to stand on the side of keeping our air safe to breathe and our water clean to drink.”

Senator Tom Harkin (IA) tweeted:

Representative Jared Huffman (CA) tweeted

Senator Kristen Gillibrand (NY) tweeted:

Representative Gerry Connolly (VA) posted on Facebook

Click here to see how your member of Congress voted on the 2013 National Environmental Scorecard. This year we have added a new feature that allows you to see every score in one place, and gives you the ability to sort by party and score. Also, we are making it easier for you to see where your member of Congress stands over their lifetime on a particular issue, including categorizes like climate change, dirty energy and toxics. Congratulate your members of Congress that did well and make sure to express displeasure with your legislators if they sided with polluters and earned low scores at

(Photograph taken by Matt Churchill)

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