KERRY SCORES 100% ON LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS' SCORECARD
Senator John Kerry today received a score of 100% on the League of Conservation Voters' (LCV) scorecard on environmental issues during the second session of the 110th Congress. His score was based on his work on global warming and moving America towards a clean energy future.
"I am proud and honored to receive a 100% rating from the League of Conservation Voters. LCV should be applauded for its work championing the protection of our environment. Over the years we have worked together to stop drilling in the Arctic refuge, increase fuel efficiency of cars and trucks and reduce carbon emissions from power plants," said Senator Kerry. "Come January, with Barack Obama in the Oval Office and a stronger, Democratic majority in Congress, we can end the era that put big oil ahead of everyday Americans and work to build a better future for children and our children's children."
Ever since John Kerry spoke at first Earth Day in Massachusetts 38 years ago, he has been a top leader on the environment, fighting to clean up toxic waste sites, to keep our air and water clean, to raise our nation's CAFE standards, and to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other pristine wilderness areas.
Every year the League of Conservation Voters releases a "scorecard" to give voters a snapshot of how members of Congress vote on certain environmental issues. The scorecard tracks key votes as well as co-sponsorship of pro-environment bills.
LCV, the nation's independent voice for the environment, engages in public education, lobbying and accountability to turn environmental values into public policy. LCV has made global warming and America's energy future a central focus of its activities in Congress and in the 2008 election cycle.