The Florida Conservation Alliance joined the national League of Conservations Voters in releasing the 2009 National Environmental Scorecard, revealing scores for the Florida delegation in the first session of the 111th Congress. For 30 years, the National Environmental Scorecard issued by LCV has been the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health and
The 2009 Scorecard clearly exposes Representatives Jeff Miller and Cliff Stearns for what they really are: willing to put corporate polluters and other special interests ahead of a cleaner, more secure energy future for Florida.The 2009 Scorecard includes 11 Senate and 13 House votes dominated by clean energy and climate but also encompassing other environmental issues such as public lands, water and wildlife conservation. In Florida, six House members and one senator earned a perfect 100 percent score in 2009, while two House members and one senator have an abysmal 0 percent.
2009 Senate Scores:Senator George LeMieux (R) - 17 Senator Mel Martinez (R) (resigned) 0 Senator Bill Nelson (D) 100
2009 House of Representatives Scores: Jeff Miller (R) 0 Allen Boyd (D) 93 Corrine Brown (D) 93 Ander Crenshaw (R) 75 Ginny Brown-Waite (R) 36 Cliff Stearns (R) 0 John Mica (R) 78 Alan Grayson (D) 100 Gus Bilirakis (R) 14 C.W. Bill Young (R) 92 Kathy Castor (D) 100 Adam Putnam (R) 14 Vern Buchanan (R) 29 Connie Mack (R) 7 Bill Posey (R) 7 Tom Rooney (R) 14 Kendrick Meek (D) 100 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 57 Robert Wexler (D) 100 Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 93 Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) 36 Ron Klein (D) 100 Alcee Hastings (D) 79 Suzanne Kosmas (D) 100 Mario Diaz-Balart (R) 36
The full 2009 National Environmental Scorecard can be found at www.lcv.org/scorecard.