2006-10-20 / Community

Weiner Gets Top Score From Conservationists

Representative Anthony Weiner has received a perfect score from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) for his work in Congress this year. According to the LCV, Weiner voted to protect the environment time after time in 2006 on issues ranging from offshore drilling to drilling royalties, public health and environmental funding.

Every year, the League of Conservation Voters analyzes Senators and Representatives based on their votes on legislation having an impact on the environment, and gives them a rating. Ratings range from a low of 0% for poor environmental voting records, to a high of 100%.

This year, Weiner received a 100% score from the LCV for his votes during the second session of the 109th Congress. The average score for Members of the House was 48%. The average for the New York House delegation was 78%.

"New York City has some of the most precious natural resources in the United States, and they deserve vigorous protection," said Rep. Weiner. "From the salt marshes of Jamaica Bay to the sandy beaches of Rockaway and Brooklyn, I will continue to fight to keep our natural treasures clean and healthy."

The League of Conservation Voters is the independent political voice for the environment. LCV produces the National Environmental Scorecard and Presidential Report Card, the two authoritative records of how members of Congress and the Administration handle the most important environmental issues before them.

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