February 28, 2024

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Earns High Marks from League of Conservation Voters’ 2024 Environmental Scorecard

Today, the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund released the Massachusetts delegation’s scores for the League of Conservation Voters’ 2023 National Environmental Scorecard. Each of Massachusetts’ senators and representatives earned perfect or nearly perfect marks for their commitment to the environment, our democracy, and a clean energy future, placing it amongst the highest-ranked congressional delegations in the country. 


These champions in Congress led and supported many of the forward-looking climate, clean energy, and environmental justice bills and initiatives in 2023. They also passed the largest suite of bills ever to address the transition to clean energy, providing the Commonwealth, our municipalities, and individual consumers access to grants and rebates that will speed our efforts to attain net zero emissions and create healthy, resilient communities. 


“The Massachusetts Federal Delegation has demonstrated that they are effective environmental leaders who prioritize urgent climate action and the health of our communities,” said Casey Bowers, Executive Director of the ELM Action Fund. “We commend their ongoing work to secure the most critical suite of climate funding bills ever that are helping ensure that the Commonwealth meets our 2050 net-zero goals.” 


A breakdown of the 2023 National Environmental Scorecard for Massachusetts’ Federal Delegation is as follows:
Senator Elizabeth Warren: 100%
Senator Ed Markey: 100%
Representative Katherine Clark: 100%
Representative Richard Neal: 10%
Representative Jim McGovern: 100%
Representative Ayanna Pressley: 100%
Representative Jake Auchincloss: 97%
Representative Bill Keating: 100%
Representative Seth Moulton: 97%
Representative Lori Trahan: 100%
Represenative Stephen Lynch: 100% 


“Following the most productive Congress in history for climate action, 2023 was not only the hottest year on record, it was one of the least productive legislative years ever because of MAGA House Republicans’ extreme leadership,” said LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “The last Congress showed that transformational change that works for both our communities and our planet is possible when our elected leaders come together to pass meaningful legislation that will tackle the climate crisis and environmental injustice. In 2023, the near record number of House votes included underscores that the new House Republican majority did the bidding of Big Polluters and sought to undo the Biden-Harris administration’s historic leadership on climate change. We appreciate our allies in the House who consistently opposed these attacks and, thanks to champions in the Senate and the President’s steadfast leadership, these attempts to undermine the historic affordable clean energy plan were unsuccessful.” 


LCV has published a National Environmental Scorecard every Congress since 1970. LCV scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including energy, climate change, environmental justice, public health, public lands and wildlife conservation, democracy, and spending for environmental programs. The votes included in the Scorecard presented members of Congress with a real choice and help distinguish which legislators are working for environmental protection. It is available for download in English, in Spanish, and online in both languages at scorecard.lcv.org.  

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