Kyrsten Sinema has been a long-time supporter of environmental protections and clean energy in Arizona, since serving as a U.S. Representative.
In Congress, Sinema has sponsored many energy conservation and environmental bills, including incentives for clean energy development. She opposed the Keystone XL pipeline and voted in favor of limits on methane pollution. Sinema has also voted against additional oil drilling and efforts to roll back carbon pollution reductions from new and existing power plants, and she has voted in favor of clean energy initiatives and for wildlife conservation.
As a Senator, she will continue to advocate for public lands, promote Arizona’s outdoor economy, and fight to protect clean air and clean water. As a representative, Sinema earned a 78% lifetime score, on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard and is the first openly bisexual person to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
Sinema joins the U.S. Senate after defeating Representative Martha McSally who earned a spot on LCV’s Senate Dirty Dozen with a lifetime score of 6% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. She fill the seat of retiring Senator Jeff Flake, who earned a 8% lifetime score.
In her own words:
“We know Arizona’s parks are vital to our economic success and support jobs and vibrant communities across the state. In the Senate, I will continue working to protect our parks and public lands, promote our outdoor economy, and ensure every Arizona family has clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.”
LCVAF Press Release.