Wisconsin’s Best and Worst on the Environment Print
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:29

longlakeConservationists announce scores from National Environmental Scorecard

MADISON – Wisconsin Conservation Voters today released the Wisconsin Congressional delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2018 National Environmental Scorecard.The Scorecard is the primary yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress, and is available for download here, in Spanish here, and online at scorecard.lcv.org.

ron-johnsonAs President Trump launched attack after attack on longstanding environmental protections, Sen. Ron Johnson refused to stand up for Wisconsin’s air, water, land, and wildlife,” said Executive Director Kerry Schumann. “Sen. Johnson scored a goose egg – zero percent. Meanwhile, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Mark Pocan voted 100 percent of the time to protect the environment.”

In the House, four members from Wisconsin earned an abysmal score of 10 percent or less. Two of those also scored zeroes: Rep. Sean Duffy and Rep. Mike Gallagher. The 2019 Scorecard measures votes cast during the second session of the 115th Congress.

tammy_baldwin“It’s more important than ever for our representatives in Congress to fight for Wisconsin’s communities – without clean drinking water, fresh air, and abundant public lands, Wisconsinites suffer. Thankfully, we can count on Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Ron Kind, and Rep. Mark Pocan to push back. We’re determined to hold members of Congress accountable for putting polluters ahead of our families,” Schumann said.

The full delegation’s scores for 2018 are:

Senator Tammy Baldwin – 100 percent

Senator Ron Johnson – 0 percent

Representative Paul Ryan – 11 percent lifetime (speaker votes at their discretion)

Representative Mark Pocan – 100 percent

Representative Ron Kind – 89 percent

Representative Gwen Moore – 94 percent

Representative Jim Sensenbrenner – 6 percent

Representative Glenn Grothman – 3 percent

Representative Sean Duffy – 0 percent

Representative Mike Gallagher – 0 percent


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