August 14, 2012
AUGUSTA— Rep. Paul Gilbert, D-Jay earned perfect marks from the non-partisan Maine Conservation Voters for his votes to protect Maine’s natural resources during the past year.
“I’m proud to cast my votes in support of our natural resources,” said Gilbert. “It’s plain common sense for those that work and play in the Maine woods and depend on our clean water and air to make a living here.”
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.”
“We must do more to boost our natural resources economy, not less,” said Gilbert. “We spent most of our time fighting back bills that would undercut our forests and clean air and water.”
View the full scorecard on the web site for Maine Conservation Voters.
Jodi Quintero [Gilbert], 287-1488, c. 841-6279