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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment America

2008 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 8%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 77%
Judy Biggert 46%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Dan Boren 15%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
Nancy Boyda 92%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 8%
Steve Buyer 8%
Robert Byrd 80%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
Mike Castle 92%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 90%
Norm Coleman 70%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 92%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 77%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 92%
David Davis 8%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 85%
Thomas Davis III 31%
Bill Delahunt 92%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 70%
Elizabeth Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
John Doolittle 8%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 8%
David Dreier 15%
Chet Edwards 62%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Brad Ellsworth 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
Philip English 23%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Terry Everett 8%
Tom Feeney 15%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 77%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 23%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 23%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 62%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 77%
Judd Gregg 50%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Robert Hayes 23%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 85%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 31%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 85%
Darlene Hooley 92%
Kenny Hulshof 8%
Duncan Hunter 8%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 46%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 69%
Tim Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Ric Keller 23%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
Ron Klein 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 15%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
John Kuhl, Jr. 46%
Jon Kyl 10%
Ray LaHood 54%
Nicholas Lampson 38%
Steve LaTourette 38%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 15%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 50%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 15%
Tim Mahoney 85%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 62%
Melquiades Martinez 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 8%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 46%
Michael McNulty 92%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 46%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 69%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 85%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 80%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 46%
Ron Paul 8%
Donald Payne 69%
John Peterson 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Todd Platts 69%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 23%
Deborah Pryce 23%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 15%
Denny Rehberg 8%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 77%
Thomas Reynolds 15%
Ciro Rodriguez 77%
Mike Ross 69%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 90%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 69%
Jean Schmidt 15%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 92%
Heath Shuler 92%
Ike Skelton 77%
Gordon Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 77%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 23%
Ted Stevens 20%
Bart Stupak 85%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 50%
Betty Sutton 100%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 69%

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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