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  • Writer's pictureKyle Crider

Another Report Has Alabama Bringing Up the Tail End of the Nation. Here’s Why It Matters. 

It’s deja vu all over again. Another year, another League of Conservation Voters (LCV) National Environmental Scorecard. Another dismal rating for the oxymoron that is Alabama’s elected “leadership” in Congress. 

This Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from more than 20 respected environmental, environmental justice, and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which members of Congress should be scored. LCV scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including energy, climate change, public health, environmental and racial justice, worker protection, democracy, public lands and wildlife conservation, and spending for environmental programs. LCV Environmental Scorecard (PDF) 

All but one of Alabama’s House representatives scored ZERO on the LCV score. For the record, these were Alabama’s Republican representatives Aderholt, Barry, Carl, Moore, Palmer, and Strong. Alabama’s lone Democrat representative, Terri Sewell, scored 93% and has a lifetime score of 84%.

Alabama’s two Republican senators, Britt and Tuberville, scored single-digit ratings of 6% each.

LCV has been publishing their environmental scorecard every Congress since the first Earth Day in 1970.This Earth Day, let’s send a clear message to those who are supposed to be representing We the People, but instead are sacrificing People and Planet on the altars of Power and Profit: No more dirty deals. We’re watching, and we’re voting. 

Read the full report here.



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