The Washington Conservation Voters’ Environmental Scorecard is your non-partisan tool that shines a light on whether your state legislators voted for clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment for all.
Since 1992, Washington Conservation Voters has provided a biannual Environmental Scorecard, a trusted guide that gives voters a snapshot of how state legislators performed on the leading environmental issues and public health issues of the day.
View or download the 2015-2016 Environmental Scorecard here.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to explore past Scorecards.
Despite the hard work of environmental champions in the House and Senate, this year’s Scorecard highlights the political divide in the state legislature. The legislature can and must do better. When looking at this year’s scores, the divide between the House and Senate is simply too far apart if we are truly going to fight climate pollution and create a healthier future for our families. Poll after poll shows the majority of Washingtonians want the government to protect our clean air, water, and forests, while accelerating the transition to cleaner energy.
The Scorecard covers the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions and includes 10 votes in the Senate and 11 votes in the House. Of the 10 Senate bills used in the Scorecard, 9 were bills that would have undermined environmental protections. In the House, of the 11 bills included, 9 were solutions prioritized by the environmental community. Votes scored include implementing clean energy solutions and climate action, toxic pollution cleanup, protecting Puget Sound and rivers and lakes around the state, and reducing toxic chemicals in everyday products.
We do have a growing force of environmental leaders in Olympia, including Governor Jay Inslee, who are working tirelessly to grow our clean energy economy and protect our air and water. We will continue to fight to ensure all elected leaders work as tirelessly as those individuals.
How are legislators scored?
Each legislator receives a percentage based on a total of 100. On each bill, a legislator took either a pro-environment or an anti-environment vote. Each legislator receives one point for every pro-environment bill that they voted on, then that is divided by the total number of bills that were scored to get their percentage.
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