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James 'Jim' E. Risch's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. Senate (ID) - Jr, Republican

Environment

2014 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 1%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2013 Environment America - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 0%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 8%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 11%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 7%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 12%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 28%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 8%
2011 Environment America - Positions 36%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 14%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 9%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 14%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 17%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 17%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 67%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009 Environment America - Positions 25%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 18%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2001 Voters for Outdoor Idaho - Positions 89%
2000 Idaho Conservation League - Positions 77%
1999 Idaho Conservation League - Positions 57%
1997 Idaho Conservation League - Positions 75%

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