Langevin Earns Top Score from Environmental Group

Feb 21, 2002
(Washington, D.C.)–The non-partisan League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced that Congressman Jim Langevin has received a 93 percent score on their 2001 National Environmental Scorecard.  This is freshman Langevin’s first score by LCV.

 "Congressman Jim Langevin's exceptional environmental record should make Rhode Island voters proud," said Deb Callahan, LCV’s President.  "His extraordinary 93 percent LCV score proves that Congressman Langevin not only shares the environmental values of the people he represents, he also fights for them.

 “Protecting the environment through sensible legislation is important if we are to preserve the natural beauty of Rhode Island and our great nation,” said Congressman Langevin.  “I am pleased by the rating by the League of Conservation Voters and I will continue to be a strong voice in the House for environmental protection.  We cannot jeopardize Rhode Island’s greatest natural resources through reckless legislation and neglect.”

 According to LCV, they have published a National Environmental Scorecard for every Congress since 1970, the year it was founded by leaders of the environmental movement following the first Earth Day.  LCV serves as the political voice of the national environmental and conservation community and is the only organization working full-time to educate citizens about the environmental voting records of Congress.

 The report also states that the National Environmental Scorecard provides objective, factual information about the environmental voting records of all members of the first session of the 107th Congress. This Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from 23 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which members of Congress should be graded. LCV scores votes on the most important issues of environmental health and safety protections, resource conservation, and spending for environmental programs.