Today, the League of Conservation Voters released its Continuing Resolution Special Edition National Environmental Scorecard (PDF). The scorecard documents individual member scores for environmental, energy, and public health votes taken on amendments to H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011, which passed the House of Representatives on February 19th. The spending bill represents the largest assault on clean air, clean water, wildlife, and wild places in over thirty years.
The scorecard includes 25 votes taken on the House spending measure, including several amendments intended to block EPA scientists from safeguarding public health against dangerous air and water pollution. Additional measures rated by the scorecard include amendments intended to slash funding for renewable energy projects, land conservation, and climate change research.
Some notable scorecard findings include:
Upon release of the special edition scorecard, Tiernan Sittenfeld, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs stated:
"The Continuing Resolution's sweeping assaults on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wildlife and wild places Americans hold dear make it the most anti-environmental piece of legislation in recent memory. The depth and breadth of the anti-environmental amendments to this legislation is truly astounding, which is why LCV has taken the extraordinary step of creating a Continuing Resolution Special Edition National Environmental Scorecard."
Click here to download a PDF of the Special Edition Scorecard: www.lcv.org/scorecard-specialedition