League of Conservation Voters Releases Environmental Scorecard for Congress

Party lines are distinctly apparent in the just released 2017 National Environmental Scorecard prepared by the League of Conservation voters, the annual yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress. For example, in the Wisconsin delegation, Sen. Tammy Baldwin earned a perfect score of 100 percent while Sen. Ron Johnson scored 0 percent. The same is true in the House of Representatives, with Democrats Mark Pocan (89 percent), Ron Kind (94 percent) and Gwen Moore (100) outscoring Paul Ryan (who has a lifetime score of 11 percent), James Sensenbrenner (6 percent), Glenn Grothman (0 percent), Sean Duffy (0 percent) and Mike Gallagher (3 percent). “As President Trump launched attack after attack on longstanding environmental protections, Senator Ron Johnson refused to stand up for Wisconsin’s air, water, land and wildlife,” said Kerry Schumann, executive director of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. “In the House, a shocking four members from Wisconsin earned an abysmal score of 10 percent or less. And Speaker Paul Ryan, while he chose not to vote this session, has a lifetime score of just 11 percent. Instead of rubber stamping a polluter agenda, we need our representatives in Congress to fight for Wisconsin’s communities.” More information on individual votes and the Scorecard archive can be found at

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