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U.S. Legislators' ‘Pro Environment’ Votes Have Surged Since 2006; Senate Trend is Less Even

10:12 AM MST | January 5, 2010 | Kara Sissell

There has been relatively little action on legislation favored by environmentalists in the U.S. Congress since President Obama took office, at least compared with initial expectations. But a look at environment-related votes among members of Congress shows the number of “pro environment” votes has, on average, tripled since 2006, according to a report by Environment America (Washington), a coalition of environmental groups. The percentages reflect an average of the affirmative votes in favor of “solution oriented” environmental legislation...


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