March 6, 2023
Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Earns High Marks from League of Conservation Voters’ Annual National Environmental Scorecard
BOSTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released their 2022 National Environmental Scorecard, giving the entire Massachusetts delegation 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.
Each U.S. Senator received perfect scores and all nine members of the House of Representatives received scores of 95% or above, reflecting their dedication throughout the year to protect our environment, public health and democracy.
“The Commonwealth’s representatives in congress continue to prove time and again that they
will lead with a strong, steady voice on priorities that fight climate change and protect the health of our communities,” said Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, President of the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, a state affiliate of LCV. “We are lucky to have them in the halls of Congress, using their collective power to protect our planet for future generations and fight for environmental justice. We look forward to their continued advocacy to help Massachusetts accelerate offshore wind, electrify our transportation sector, and decarbonize our aging building stock to position us to meet 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: 95%
Representative Richard Neal: 95%
Representative Jim McGovern: 100%
Representative Ayanna Pressley: 100%
Representative Jake Auchincloss: 95%
Representative Bill Keating: 95%
Representative Seth Moulton: 95%
Representative Lori Trahan: 95%
Represenative Stephen Lynch: 95%
The Scorecard has evaluated the records of members of Congress since 1970, evaluating key congressional votes on the environment and environmental justice. The full report is available for download in English and Spanish and online in both languages at scorecard.lcv.org.
LCV has published a National Environmental Scorecard every Congress since 1970. The Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from more than 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which members of Congress should be scored. 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 helped to distinguish which legislators are working for environmental protection. More information on individual votes and the Scorecard archive can be found at scorecard.lcv.org.
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