Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 73%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 3%
Rodney Alexander 6%
Wayne Allard 19%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 79%
Rob Andrews 94%
Michael Arcuri 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Michele Bachmann 3%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Brian Baird 97%
J. Gresham Barrett 6%
John Barrow 61%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Max Baucus 81%
Evan Bayh 77%
Melissa Bean 85%
Bob Bennett 12%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 73%
Judy Biggert 49%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
Tim Bishop 100%
Kit Bond 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 36%
Leonard Boswell 79%
Rick Boucher 76%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
Nancy Boyda 76%
Bruce Braley 88%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 27%
Jim Bunning 12%
Dan Burton 3%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 73%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 12%
Chris Cannon 6%
Eric Cantor 6%
Dennis Cardoza 76%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Christopher Carney 82%
Mike Castle 85%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 67%
Hillary Clinton 58%
Howard Coble 9%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 81%
Jerry Costello 82%
Larry Craig 12%
Robert Cramer 73%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 85%
David Davis 6%
Geoff Davis 3%
Lincoln Davis 79%
Bill Delahunt 88%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
Norm Dicks 94%
John Dingell 94%
Chris Dodd 77%
Elizabeth Dole 27%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 19%
John Doolittle 6%
Byron Dorgan 89%
Thelma Drake 9%
David Dreier 9%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
Philip English 36%
John Ensign 27%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Terry Everett 6%
Tom Feeney 3%
Russ Feingold 96%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 91%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Barney Frank 88%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Jim Gerlach 64%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 82%
Judd Gregg 39%
Charles Hagel 15%
John Hall 97%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 88%
Tom Harkin 89%
Jane Harman 94%
Doc Hastings 3%
Robert Hayes 21%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 73%
Baron Hill 85%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 3%
Thomas Holden 76%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Kenny Hulshof 6%
Duncan Hunter 3%
Kay Hutchison 12%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 27%
Daniel Inouye 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 79%
Tim Johnson 70%
Timothy Johnson 58%
Steve Kagen 91%
Paul Kanjorski 79%
Ric Keller 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 69%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Jack Kingston 0%
Ron Klein 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 24%
Herb Kohl 96%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Jon Kyl 15%
Ray LaHood 39%
Nicholas Lampson 39%
Mary Landrieu 54%
Tom Latham 12%
Steve LaTourette 39%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
Carl Levin 81%
Jerry Lewis 12%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 96%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 3%
Dick Lugar 39%
Dan Lungren 3%
Connie Mack IV 6%
Tim Mahoney 82%
Don Manzullo 3%
Jim Marshall 61%
Melquiades Martinez 23%
Jim Matheson 64%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 42%
Mike McIntyre 76%
Buck McKeon 9%
Michael McNulty 97%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 64%
Mike Michaud 97%
Gary Miller 3%
George Miller 94%
Brad Miller 91%
Harry Mitchell 91%
Alan Mollohan 70%
Dennis Moore 85%
Jim Moran, Jr. 97%
Patrick Murphy 91%
Jack Murtha 82%
Marilyn Musgrave 9%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 77%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 94%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 52%
Ed Pastor 91%
Ron Paul 9%
Donald Payne 85%
John Peterson 6%
Tom Petri 46%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
Todd Platts 58%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 39%
Deborah Pryce 27%
Mark Pryor 73%
George Radanovich 3%
Nick Rahall II 79%
James Ramstad 82%
Ralph Regula 27%
Denny Rehberg 9%
Richard Renzi 21%
Silvestre Reyes 76%
Thomas Reynolds 9%
Laura Richardson 88%
Jay Rockefeller IV 81%
Ciro Rodriguez 79%
Mike Rogers 9%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 91%
John Salazar 76%
Ken Salazar 85%
William Sali 3%
Jim Saxton 67%
Jean Schmidt 9%
Allyson Schwartz 97%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
John Shadegg 3%
Christopher Shays 82%
Carol Shea-Porter 94%
Heath Shuler 73%
Ike Skelton 76%
Gordon Smith 81%
Olympia Snowe 85%
Vic Snyder 88%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 91%
Mark Souder 15%
Zack Space 70%
Arlen Specter 46%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Ted Stevens 19%
Bart Stupak 79%
John Sullivan 6%
John Sununu 46%
Betty Sutton 88%
Tom Tancredo 6%
John Tanner 76%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 79%
Lee Terry 15%
Todd Tiahrt 9%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 91%
Mark Udall 94%
George Voinovich 19%
James Walsh 42%
Zach Wamp 12%
John Warner 39%
Diane Watson 91%
Mel Watt 94%
Henry Waxman 97%
Jim Webb, Jr. 89%
Anthony Weiner 91%
David Weldon 6%
Gerald Weller 24%
Robert Wexler 79%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 67%
Heather Wilson 18%
Frank Wolf 49%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
David Wu 97%
Bill Young 36%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 65%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 82%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 88%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 89%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 79%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 92%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 97%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 97%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 96%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 96%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 91%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 91%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 85%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 82%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 85%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 85%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 97%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 85%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 88%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 76%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 97%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 94%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 70%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 94%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 97%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 97%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 73%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 85%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 96%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 94%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 92%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 73%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 85%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 85%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 73%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 88%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 82%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 91%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 67%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 91%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 94%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 97%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 85%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 94%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 96%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 97%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 94%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 85%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 88%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 89%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 97%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 97%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 94%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 91%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 97%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 94%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 97%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 97%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 94%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 77%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 85%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 94%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 97%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 97%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 91%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 97%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 96%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 97%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 88%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 94%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 91%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 96%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 85%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 64%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 79%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 91%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 97%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 91%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 97%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 85%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 94%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 94%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 91%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 94%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 91%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 89%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 89%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 97%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 97%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 91%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 94%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 96%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 97%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 70%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 82%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 96%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 6%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 27%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 24%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 24%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 3%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 9%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 3%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 12%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 39%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 12%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 3%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 27%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 15%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 4%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 3%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 27%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 8%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 15%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 9%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 52%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 24%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 9%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 15%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 3%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 12%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 3%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 46%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 6%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 3%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 15%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 3%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 8%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 31%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 6%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 18%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 12%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 4%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 8%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 3%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 30%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 3%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 27%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 82%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 3%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 3%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 88%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 3%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 9%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 3%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 27%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 6%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 12%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 27%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 24%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 6%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 3%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 9%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 3%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 9%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 6%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 79%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 6%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 21%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 6%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 18%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 46%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 9%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 18%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 15%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 12%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 9%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 9%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 12%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 6%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 82%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 27%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 24%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 42%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 3%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 15%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 3%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 24%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 6%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 23%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 15%

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