The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced its 2010 National Environmental Scorecard, and U.S. Representative Rush Holt (NJ-12) again received a 100 percent rating, maintaining his lifetime perfect record since he began serving in Congress in 1999. The LCV report highlighted Holt's work to strengthen the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act and to preserve open spaces. In January, Holt was named the leading Democrat on the Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. The LCV scorecard is a highly respected measure of a legislator's environmental record.
"Few honors mean as much to me than receiving a perfect lifetime voting record from the League of Conservation Voters, consistently recognizing my efforts to protect the environment," said Holt. "I will continue my work to preserve open spaces and public lands, invest in sustainable energy, and protect the public health by strengthening clean air safeguards."
In announcing this year's scorecard, Tiernan Sittenfeld, the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the LCV said, "We applaud those members of Congress who fought to protect public health and the environment and reduce our nation's dangerous dependence on oil."
The Report cited Holt's votes in response to the Gulf Oil Spill, to strengthen home energy efficiency programs, and to protect threatened ecosystems.