September 13, 2011
AUGUSTA – The non-partisan Maine Conservation Voters gave Rep. Helen Rankin, D-Hiram, perfect marks for her votes to protect the environment and invest in clean energy during the first session of the 125th Legislature.
“This was a challenging session but these votes were particularly important,” said Rep. Rankin. “From keeping toxins away from our children to protecting Maine’s new energy efficient building code, these votes were about preserving the natural resources Maine’s economy depends on.”
Legislators were graded on their votes regarding energy efficiency, clean water, children’s health, wildlife and the North Woods. The Maine Conservation Voters 2011 scorecard measured votes on some of the most significant environmental issues of the first session:
In past years, MCV scorecards have been used to showcase votes that furthered protections for Maine’s environment, which is central to the state’s economic brand. This year, the scorecard evaluated votes against an anti-environment agenda advanced by certain Republican lawmakers and Governor Paul LePage.
View the full scorecard at Maine Conservation Voters.
Jodi Quintero [Rankin], 287-1488, c. 841-6279