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Senator Coons earns high marks from League of Conservation Voters
National environmental non-profit rates the senator's voting record at 93 percent on environmental issues last year
WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters unveiled its annual National Environmental Scorecard on Wednesday, announcing that U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) earned a rating of 93 percent for his 2012 voting record. His lifetime rating is now 96 percent. The scorecard provides objective, factual information about the most important environmental legislation considered by Congress and the corresponding voting records of all members.
“Protecting our environment for future generations of Americans is a responsibility that I take very seriously,” Senator Coons said. “It’s critical that we work together to ensure the natural resources we enjoy and depend on today will be around and healthy for our children and grandchildren. I thank the League of Conservation Voters for holding lawmakers accountable for their actions and I pledge to continue to fight to for our treasured natural resources in Delaware and across the country.”
Senator Coons is a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The National Environmental Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from nearly two dozen respected environmental and conservation organizations who select the key votes on which members of Congress should be scored. The League of Conservation Voters scores votes on the most important issues considered each year, including energy, global warming, public health, public lands and wildlife conservation, and spending for environmental programs.
The League of Conservation Voters is a national non-profit organization that works to turn environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, League of Conservation Voters advocates for sound environmental policies, elects pro-environment candidates who will adopt and implement such policies, and provides state leagues with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission.