August 31, 2012
AUGUSTA— Rep. Anne Graham, D- North Yarmouth, earned a place on the honor roll from the non-partisan Maine Conservation Voters for her votes to conservation Maine’s natural resources during the second session of the 125th Legislature.
“I know my constituents value the time they can spend in the outdoors in every season,” said Graham. “Whether it is fishing, hunting, bird watching, skiing or hiking, Mainers don’t want our tradition of conserving our natural resources threatened.”
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 cast in an effort to protect Maine’s outdoors from 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 [Graham], 287-1488, c. 841-6279