Monday, April 23, 2012

Salt Lake City Weekly: Sierra Club Releases Scorecard for 2012 Utah Legislature

Open the links to find out how your local State Senator and House Representative fared in the Sierra Club scorecard ratings

With the 2012 Utah General Election creeping up a little more that six months from now, Salt Lake City Weekly carries an informative story this morning which might be of interest to the "environmentalist" readers.  Here's the lede:
Ten legislators from the 2012 session earned their green stars and received 100 percent scores for voting with the environment, according to scorecards released by the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club.
One legislator, Rep. Ken Sumsion, R-American Fork, who passed a bill this session to allow the state to try and take over 30 million acres of public land from the federal government, not surprisingly did not fare well, earning the group’s only 0 percent ranking.
The scorecard ranked legislators based on their voting for or against key pieces of legislation including the public-lands bills. The card also evaluated other bills like Senate Bill 21, which changes the makeup of environmental advisory boards, and Senate Bill 245, which appropriates $750,000 in ongoing funds by increasing the bounty for those who exterminate coyotes.
Read the full story here:
For a complete list of legislative bills considered by the Sierra Club in compiling these ratings, click the link below:
Open these links to find out how your local State Senator and House Representative fared in the Sierra Club 2012 scorecard ratings:
As Utah Sierra Club Chapter Manager Mark Clemens sez, “As you are probably aware, when [Republicans] go back to their caucuses, if it appears they are too supportive of [the environment] then it can actually get them in trouble;” and that knuckle-headed bias certainly shows in the ratings, dunnit folks?

Don't let the cat get your tongues.

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