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Trone Gets “A+” From League Of Conservation Voters

February 29th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced that Congressman David Trone (D-MD) earned an ‘A+’ rating on the organization’s 2023 National Environmental Scorecard. The scorecard affirms Trone’s commitment to defending the historic climate and environmental justice investments passed in the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Trone received a 97% score, while the average Member of the House of Representatives received a 49 percent score.  

“I’m honored to receive an ‘A+’ rating from the League of Conservation Voters for my efforts to fight for environmental justice and tackle the climate crisis head-on," said Congressman David Trone, who also received a 100% score from the National Parks Action Fund earlier this week. “In Congress, I’ll continue to fight for increased investments in clean energy to ensure every community in Maryland — and across the nation — benefits from renewable energy. Our work toward a more sustainable and equitable future is far from over, and I remain dedicated to seeing it through."

The 2023 Congressional Scorecard is based on Members of the 118th Congress’ votes on: 

  • Air: Air pollution, including votes related to the Clean Air Act.
  • Clean Energy: Renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Climate Change: Global warming pollution and increasing climate resilience for communities and wildlife. 
  • Dirty Energy: Polluting energy sources, including conventional fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal; non-conventional fossil fuels such as tar sands; and harmful energy subsidies for nuclear energy and fossil fuels.
  • Drilling: Drilling onshore and in the waters off the nation’s coasts.
  • Lands/Forests: Addressing both private and public lands and forests, including wilderness designations, federal land management agencies, logging, mining, and grazing.
  • Oceans: Ocean conservation issues, including fisheries management.
  • Toxics/Public Right to Know: The use of and exposure to toxic chemicals (including pesticides), the public’s right to know if they are at risk, and Superfund sites.
  • Transportation: Transportation and vehicle fuels policy, including fuel efficiency standards, biking and walking infrastructure, transit, and rail.
  • Water: Water quality and quantity issues and water pollution, including votes related to the Clean Water Act.
  • Wildlife: Fish (freshwater and saltwater) and wildlife issues, including the Endangered Species Act.
  • Other: A broad catch-all category that includes votes on overhauling the regulatory process, sweeping funding cuts, the National Environmental Policy Act, federal appointments and nominations, campaign finance reform, trade, family planning, and eminent domain/takings, among other issues.