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Himes Gets Top Marks From Environment Group

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – U.S. Rep. Jim Himes ranks among the most pro-environment legislators in Congress, according to a scorecard created by the League of Conservation Voters.

Himes earned a grade of 97 percent for his work in the House on the 2011 National Environmental Scorecard. According to the league, the 2011 scorecard reflects the most anti-environment session of the House of Representatives in history. They added, it featured “unparalleled assaults on our nation’s bedrock environment and public health safeguards.”

Members were graded based on 35 votes on issues ranging from public health protections to clean energy, as well as land and wildlife conservation. In each instance, Himes voted to protect the environment.

“I’m proud to support an agenda that keeps our water safe to drink and our air clean to breathe,” said Himes. “At a time when environmental protections are under attack, we must be especially conscious of this responsibility.”

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