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Jon Tester

Jon Tester's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Jon Tester
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 75%
2013 Environment America - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 83%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 88%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 92%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 86%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 87%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 78%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 88%
2011 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 87%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 91%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 86%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 57%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 67%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 83%
2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 83%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 75%
2009 Environment America - Positions 100%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2008 Environment America - Positions 100%
2008 Western Organization of Resource Councils - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 73%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 89%
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 80%
2007 Western Organization of Resource Councils - Positions 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2005 Montana Audubon - Positions 70%
2005 Montana Conservation Voters - Positions 92%
2005 Montana Environmental Information Center - Positions 80%
2005 Montanans for Multiple Use - Positions on Public Land Access 27%
2005 Northern Plains Resource Council - Positions 92%
2003 Montana Audubon - Positions 70%
2003 Montana Conservation Voters - Positions 71%
2003 Montana Environmental Information Center - Positions 82%
2003 Northern Plains Resource Council - Positions 78%
2001 Montana Audubon - Positions 75%
2001 Montana Conservation Voters - Positions 73%
2001 Montana Environmental Information Center - Positions 71%
2001 Northern Plains Resource Council - Positions 100%
2000 Montana Conservation Voters - Positions 50%
1999 Montana Conservation Voters - Positions 64%
1999 Montana Environmental Information Center - Positions 56%
1999 Northern Plains Resource Council - Positions 55%

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