Lewiston-Auburn legislators earn high scores on pro-environment and public health votes

Maine Conservation Voters releases 2017 Environmental Scorecard

October 17, 2017


AUGUSTA – Reps. Heidi Brooks, Roger Fuller, Jim Handy, D-Lewiston, and Reps. Gina Melaragno and Bettyann Sheats, D-Auburn, received a 100 percent on environmental and public health policy votes in the newly released Maine Conservation Voters’ 2017 Environmental Scorecard. Assistant House Majority Leader, Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, also received a 100 percent lifetime rating from Maine Conservation Voters.

The statewide environmental advocacy group took into account seven key bills from the first session of the 128th Legislature. The bills included landmark mining protections, banning toxic chemicals in upholstery, raising awareness of arsenic in well water and adding a 5 cent deposit on ‘nip’ liquor bottles in an effort to reduce litter.

Lawmakers were also scored on critical solar legislation that ultimately failed in the House when not enough representatives voted to override the governor’s veto.

View the scorecard online at Maine Conservation Voters. You can choose your legislators or search for them by your address in order to view their conservation records through the years and read more about the priority issues MCV scored this year.

Contact:

Lindsay Crete [Brooks, Fuller, Golden, Handy, Melaragno, Sheats], cell 231-1442