Congressman Lynch received a perfect score of 100 percent. The national average was 48 percent for House members and 45 percent for Senators. LCV has published the Scorecard for each Congress since 1970 to inform the public and hold members of Congress accountable for their votes on the environment.
"LCV commends Representative Lynch for his perfect voting record to protect the environment and the health and safety of
Mr. Karpinski added, "The American people want our leaders in
The National Environmental Scorecard - based on a scale of 0 to 100 - was scored on the number of pro-environment votes cast out of the total number of votes included. Absences are counted as a negative vote. Among the votes included in the 2006 Scorecard are those on offshore drilling, drilling royalties, public health and environmental funding.
To view the entire 2006 National Environmental Scorecard, visit www.lcv.org.
The nonprofit League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the independent political voice for the environment. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV's mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies. For more information, please visit us on the web at www.lcv.org.