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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2012 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 74%
Sandy Adams 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 3%
Jason Altmire 29%
Rob Andrews 86%
Steve Austria 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 69%
Michele Bachmann 9%
Spencer Bachus 3%
Ron Barber 81%
John Barrow 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
Charlie Bass 60%
Max Baucus 79%
Mark Begich 64%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 80%
Judy Biggert 17%
Brian Bilbray 26%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Dan Boren 9%
Leonard Boswell 46%
Bruce Braley 83%
Paul Broun 9%
Scott Brown 57%
Ann Marie Buerkle 3%
Dan Burton 6%
Dave Camp 9%
John Campbell III 11%
Francisco Canseco 11%
Eric Cantor 3%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Saxby Chambliss 21%
Ben Chandler III 46%
Hansen Clarke 91%
Howard Coble 6%
Thomas Coburn 7%
Kent Conrad 79%
Jerry Costello 40%
Chip Cravaack 6%
Mark Critz 43%
Geoff Davis 7%
James DeMint 7%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 83%
David Dreier 6%
Jo Ann Emerson 6%
Bob Filner 40%
Barney Frank 89%
Elton Gallegly 3%
Jim Gerlach 26%
Phil Gingrey 6%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Michael Grimm 11%
Kay Hagan 79%
Ralph Hall 6%
Colleen Hanabusa 94%
Tom Harkin 93%
Doc Hastings 3%
Nan Hayworth 46%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
Thomas Holden 34%
Rush Holt, Jr. 97%
Duncan Hunter 3%
Kay Hutchison 14%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 49%
Mike Johanns 14%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 60%
Dale Kildee 91%
Jack Kingston 6%
Larry Kissell 23%
Herb Kohl 86%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
Jon Kyl 7%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Jeff Landry 6%
Tom Latham 6%
Steve LaTourette 9%
Frank Lautenberg 93%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 6%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 14%
Dan Lungren 6%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 6%
Jim Matheson 17%
Robert Matsui 94%
Carolyn McCarthy 89%
Thaddeus McCotter 8%
Mike McIntyre 26%
Buck McKeon 3%
Mike Michaud 89%
Gary Miller 6%
George Miller 89%
Brad Miller 94%
Jim Moran, Jr. 91%
Sue Myrick 3%
Ben Nelson 57%
Alan Nunnelee 3%
John Olver 91%
Bill Owens 51%
Ed Pastor 83%
Ron Paul 9%
Tom Petri 3%
Todd Platts 26%
David Pryor 71%
Ben Quayle 9%
Nick Rahall II 51%
Denny Rehberg 6%
Silvestre Reyes 89%
Laura Richardson 89%
David Rivera 11%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 6%
Mike Ross 11%
Steve Rothman 83%
Jon Runyan 14%
Bobby Schilling 6%
Jean Schmidt 9%
Aaron Schock 3%
Allyson Schwartz 89%
Heath Shuler 43%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Steve Southerland 9%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 14%
John Sullivan 9%
Betty Sutton 86%
Lee Terry 9%
John Tierney 94%
Ed Towns 94%
Bob Turner 3%
Mark Udall 93%
Joe Walsh 6%
Mel Watt 91%
Henry Waxman 97%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
Allen West 14%
Frank Wolf 17%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Bill Young 26%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 89%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 86%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 97%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 97%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 49%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 77%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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