NCLCV Releases Congressional Delegation Scores
North Carolina’s Congressional delegation in 2022 had some shining environmental stars, as well as some environmental dunces. NCLCV last week released the results of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) 2022 National Environmental Scorecard for members of Congress from our state.
In stark contrast to previous sessions, 2022 was an exceptionally productive year for Congress. With the pro-environment-led House and Senate, Congress showed up and seized the opportunity to pass historic climate and clean energy policy. Yet some in North Carolina’s delegation ignored their own constituents, voting against new clean energy jobs, protecting our coastline, and voting rights protections.
“We are proud to have representatives that will fight for our future,” said NCLCV Executive Director Carrie Clark. “Representatives Alma Adams, Kathy Manning, and Deborah Ross have stood up for North Carolinians’ health, environment, and democracy again and again. But Senator Tillis, and Representatives Bishop, (now senator) Budd, Foxx, Hudson, McHenry, Murphy, and Rouzer continue to side with corporate polluters over the people of North Carolina’s health and environment and refuse to protect our right to vote at a critical moment for the country. We know the work is still not done. The future of our planet and our democracy are at stake. We were also fortunate to have had leaders like G.K. Butterfield and David Price representing North Carolina’s people and climate for so many years. On the other hand, Richard Burr and Madison Cawthorn’s universal support for corporate polluters over people won’t be missed.”
See the full NCLCV news release here and the full LCV National Environmental Scorecard with all details here.