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Joseph Heath Shuler's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Environment

2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 43%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 67%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 79%
2012 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 25%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 65%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 33%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 57%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 57%
2011 Environment America - Positions 75%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 76%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 71%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 83%
2011 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 80%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and WILL - Positions (House Only) 33
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 84%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 79%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 80%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009 Environment America - Positions 80%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 86%
2008 Environment America - Positions 92%
2008 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 73%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 75%
2007 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14%

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