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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment America

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 13%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 87%
Rob Andrews 93%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 20%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 13%
John Barrow 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 86%
Melissa Bean 93%
Mark Begich 75%
Bob Bennett 14%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 87%
Judy Biggert 27%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 13%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Dan Boren 73%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Bruce Braley 80%
Bobby Bright 33%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 87%
Henry Brown, Jr. 27%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 7%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 57%
Dave Camp 13%
John Campbell III 7%
Eric Cantor 20%
Joseph Cao 33%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 93%
Mike Castle 67%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 93%
Travis Childers 69%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 86%
Jerry Costello 93%
Ander Crenshaw 33%
Kathy Dahlkemper 83%
Artur Davis 93%
Geoff Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 87%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 7%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 73%
Brad Ellsworth 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 13%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Scott Garrett 20%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 93%
Phil Gingrey 7%
Charlie Gonzalez 87%
Bart Gordon 87%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 50%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 13%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 93%
Baron Hill 93%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 87%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 93%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 86%
Tim Johnson 53%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 7%
Mark Kirk 73%
Ann Kirkpatrick 83%
Larry Kissell 83%
Ron Klein 100%
John Kline 20%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 83%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 67%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 86%
Tom Latham 40%
Steve LaTourette 67%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 17%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 7%
Dick Lugar 14%
Cynthia Lummis 0%
Dan Lungren 7%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 27%
Betsy Markey 67%
Jim Marshall 80%
Eric Massa 83%
Jim Matheson 80%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
Jim McDermott 93%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 27%
Michael McMahon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 73%
John Mica 27%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 60%
Gary Miller 13%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 13%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 33%
Harry Mitchell 73%
Alan Mollohan 87%
Dennis Moore 93%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Tim Murphy 53%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 13%
Ben Nelson 71%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Glenn Nye III 50%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%

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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