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E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson

E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson

Environment

2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 57%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 44%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 56%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 56%
2011 Environment America - Positions 54%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 55%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 42%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 41%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 67%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 25%
2009 Environment America - Positions 71%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 55%
2008 Environment America - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 64%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 77%
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 50%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 67%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%
2006 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 43%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 37%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 80%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 50%
2005 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 30%
2005 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 0%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 75%
2003-2004 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 32%
2003-2004 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 47%
2003 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0%
2003 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 21%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 33%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 20%
2001-2002 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 28%
2001-2002 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 39%
2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 100%

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