August 1, 2012
Falmouth, Me) — Rep. Mary Nelson, D- Falmouth earned perfect marks from the non-partisan Maine Conservation Voters for her votes to protect Maine’s natural resources during the second session of the 125th Legislature.
“I’m proud to cast my vote to protect the quality of Maine’s treasures -- our water, land, and air,” said Nelson, who earned a 100 percent ranking. “Our economy, our local farms, and fishing all depend on these natural resources. We cannot take them for granted or allow them to be squandered.”
Legislators were graded on their votes that impact the quality of Maine’s water, land, and wildlife, as well as Maine’s energy policy and the health of Maine people.
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 economy. This year, the scorecard evaluated votes against an anti-environment agenda.
The conservation group said its scorecard showed that the legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, “made little progress for Maine’s clean waters, natural areas and wildlife, and the economies that depend on them.”
View the full scorecard on the web site for Maine Conservation Voters.
Jodi Quintero [Rep. Nelson], 287-1488, c. 841-6279