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Jim Cooper's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 5, Democratic

2014 Endorsements

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 67%
2013 Environment America - Positions 66%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 89%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 79%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 79%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 80%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100%
2012 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 88%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 84%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 86%
2011 Environment America - Positions 90%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 78%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 89%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100%
2011 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 80%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 46
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 95%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 77%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 71%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 92%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 80%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 80%
2009 Environment America - Positions 93%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 93%
2008 Environment America - Positions 77%
2008 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 90%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 80%
2007 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 88%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 83%
2006 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2006 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 41%
2005-2006 American Lands Alliance - Positions 78%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 90%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 6%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2005 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 67%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 100%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 80%
2003-2004 American Lands Alliance - Positions 90%
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2003-2004 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 72%
2003 American Lands Alliance - Positions 88%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 93%
2003 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 88%

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