Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Best & Worst US Elected Officials

Following a week that clearly demonstrated how Canada's elected officials are addressing the environment, here is the scoop on US representatives via the 2006 League of Conservation Voters Scorecard. The scorecard was released in good time for the 2006 Congressional elections and was tabulated using actual voting records on green related initiatives including offshore drilling, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and environmental funding.

The top green states were California, Illinois, Maryland and Vermont. If you live in Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Texas or Wyoming, good luck - they're at the bottom.

The best and worst from both the Senate and the House are listed below. You can also look up your elected official directly with the LCV search page. On a juvenile note, I found it interesting that those with 0% scores were far more likely to have names like Doolittle and Crapo.


The Senate

Top Senators (100% scores)

California - Boxer · Feinstein
Connecticut - Dodd
Delaware - Biden
Hawaii - Akaka
Illinois - Durbin · Obama
Indiana - Bayh
Maryland - Mikulski · Sarbanes
Massachusetts - Kennedy
New Jersey - Menendez
New Mexico - Bingaman
Oregon - Wyden
Rhode Island - Reed
Vermont - Jeffords · Leahy
Washington - Cantwell
Wisconsin - Feingold

Worst Senators (0% scores)

Alabama - Sessions · Shelby
Florida - Martinez
Georgia - Chambliss · Isakson
Idaho - Craig · Crapo
Kansas - Roberts
Kentucky - Bunning · McConnell
Louisiana - Vitter
Mississippi - Lott
North Carolina - Burr · Dole
Oklahoma - Inhofe
Texas - Cornyn · Hutchison
Virginia - Allen
Wyoming - Enzi · Thomas

The House

Top Members of Congress (100% scores)

Arizona - Grijalva
California - Becerra · Berman · Capps · Eshoo · Farr · Harman · Honda · Lee · Matsui · George Miller · Napolitano · Pelosi · Roybal-Allard · Linda Sanchez · Loretta Sanchez · Schiff · Sherman · Solis · Stark · Tauscher · Waters · Watson · Waxman · Woolsey
Colorado - DeGette · Udall
Connecticut - DeLauro
Florida - Davis · Wasserman Schultz · Wexler
Georgia - Lewis · McKinney
Hawaii - Case
Illinois - Gutierrez · Schakowsky
Indiana - Carson
Maine - Allen
Maryland - Cardin · Cummings · Hoyer · Van Hollen
Massachusetts - Capuano · Frank · Lynch · Markey · McGovern · Meehan · Neal · Olver · Tierney
Michigan - Conyers · Dingell · Kildee · Kilpatrick · Levin
Minnesota - McCollum
Missouri - Carnahan
Nevada - Berkley
New Jersey - Andrews · Holt · Pallone · Pascrell · Rothman
New Mexico - Udall
New York - Engel · Hinchey · Lowey · McCarthy · McNulty · Nadler · Owens · Rangel · Serrano · Weiner
Ohio - Brown · Kaptur · Kucinich
Oregon - Wu
Pennsylvania - Fattah · Schwartz
Rhode Island - Langevin
South Carolina - Clyburn
Tennessee - Cooper
Texas - Doggett
Vermont - Sanders
Virginia - Scott
Washington - Inslee · McDermott · Smith
Wisconsin - Baldwin · Moore · Obey

Worst Members of Congress (0% scores)

Alabama - Aderholt
Alaska - Young
Arizona - Franks · Hayworth · Kolbe · Shadegg
California Bilbray · Doolittle · Herger · Hunter · Issa · Lewis · Gary Miller · Nunes · Radanovich · Thomas
Colorado - Hefley
Florida - Mica · Weldon
Georgia - Deal · Gingrey · Linder · Norwood · Westmoreland
Idaho - Simpson
Illinois - Manzullo · Shimkus
Indiana - Burton · Buyer · Chocola · Hostettler · Pence · Souder
Iowa - King · Latham
Kansas - Ryun · Tiahrt
Kentucky - Northrup
Louisiana - Alexander · Baker · Boustany · McCrery
Michigan - Hoekstra · Knollenberg
Minnesota - Gutknecht
Mississippi - Wicker
Missouri - Blunt
Montana - Rehberg
Nevada - Gibbons
New Mexico - Pearce
North Carolina - McHenry · Myrick
Ohio - Boehner · Hobson · Oxley
Oklahoma - Boren · Istook · Lucas
Pennsylvania - Peterson
South Carolina - Wilson
Tennessee - Blackburn · Wamp
Texas - Bonilla · Carter · Conaway · Gohmert · Granger · Hall · Johnson · Neugebauer · Sessions · Thornberry
Utah - Bishop · Cannon
Virginia - Goode · Goodlatte
Washington - Hastings · McMorris
Wyoming - Cubin

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