William 'Bill' Owens's Special Interest Group Ratings

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Environment

2014 Environment America - Positions 53% 2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 56% 2014 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 55% 2013-2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 56% 2013-2014 League of Conservation Voters - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 51% 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 33% 2013 EarthRights International - Positions 0% 2013 Environment America - Positions 16% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 56% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 50% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 59% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 51% 2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 57% 2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 33% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 79% 2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 57% 2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 71% 2011 Environment America - Positions 66% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 63% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 64% 2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 58% 2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and WILL - Positions (House Only) 31 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 70% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 60% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 67% 2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 67% 2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 60%

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Sierra Club