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Dunphy earns perfect rating on conservation scorecard

Record on environmental, natural resources-based economy earns distinction

August 30, 2016

Rep. Dunphy

AUGUSTA – Rep. Michelle Dunphy received a perfect rating in the 127th Legislature from Maine Conservation Voters.

“In my district and across the state, the strength of our economy has long been closely tied to conservation and good stewardship of our natural resources,” said Dunphy, D-Old Town. “I’m proud of my votes to protect the woods and waters where so many Mainers make their living and that make our state such a special place to live and work.”

The statewide environmental advocacy group took into account nine key bills from the 127th Legislature. The bills included measures to protect water from metallic mining pollution and taxpayers from clean-up costs; establish a comprehensive solar policy to create jobs, reduce energy costs and mitigate climate change; require the governor to release millions of dollars in voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future Program bonds; restore energy efficiency funding to the Efficiency Maine Trust; prevent unsustainable timber harvesting on public lands; and prioritize stewardship and recreational uses of public lands.

The full scorecard can be found at Maine Conservation Voters.

Dunphy is serving her first term in the Maine House. She represents Old Town and Penobscot Indian Island.

Contact:

Ann Kim [Dunphy] 233-1838