Meng Receives Grade of 97 from Country's Leading Environmental Advocacy Organization
Mar 2, 2015
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she has proudly received a grade of 97 from the League of Conservation Voters, one of the nation’s leading environmental advocacy organizations.
The score, which was among the highest in New York State, is part of the group’s annual National Environmental Scorecard that tallies the performance of every member of Congress on key environmental votes.
“I am proud to receive such a high grade from one of America’s top environmental groups,” said Meng. “Protecting our environment in Queens, across New York and throughout the nation is not just important for the planet. It’s critical to the health, safety and quality of life for us and future generations. I thank the League of Conservation Voters for awarding me this high score, and for recognizing my record on protecting our air, water, land, and wildlife.”
For over 40 years, the National Environmental Scorecard has been the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health, and energy issues. Grades for the House scorecard reflect 35 votes cast in 2014 on climate change, Superfund cleanup, carbon pollution, clean energy, clean water, pesticide pollution, wildlife conservation, protecting parkland, preserving public lands, and many other issues.
The average score for members of the House was 43 percent and the average grade for senators was 44 percent. The average score for House Democrats was 85 percent.
The full scorecard can be viewed at: http://scorecard.lcv.org