August 31, 2012
AUGUSTA— Rep. Louie Luchini, D-Ellsworth, earned perfect marks from the non-partisan Maine Conservation Voters for his votes to protect Maine’s natural resources during the second session of the 125th Legislature.
“Whether it is keeping the Union River and our local lakes clean and healthy or making sure Maine’s tradition of commercial fishing is sustainable, Maine people value our natural resources,” said Luchini.
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 [Luchini], 287-1488, c. 841-6279