|League of Conservation Voters Awards Hoyer High Marks on National Environmental Scorecard|
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), a national nonpartisan environmental organization, released their 2012 National Environmental Scorecard, which includes Member scores for environmental, public health, and energy votes taken during the Second Session of the 112th Congress. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) received a 91% rating, which is a testament to his strong record of working to protect the environment and promote good environmental and energy policies.
“I am pleased to have received a strong rating from the LCV on their annual scorecard,” stated Congressman Hoyer. “From cleaning up and improving the Chesapeake Bay and its local tributaries to restoring our oyster population, we must work together to protect and invest in Maryland’s natural resources. Throughout my career, I’ve been focused on preserving our environment and I remain committed to protecting our outstanding natural resources and pursuing responsible energy policies.”
Since his election to Congress in 1981, Congressman Hoyer has led efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent, Potomac, Anacostia, St. Mary’s, and South Rivers, fighting for and securing federal funding to address restoration and water quality issues in these Fifth District waterways.
The 2012 Scorecard includes 35 House votes, ranging from public health protections to clean energy to land and wildlife conservation. To view the full scorecard, click here.