U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer received a 100 percent score from the League of Conservation Voters’ 2020 National Environmental Scorecard, based on 21 key congressional votes from the past calendar year to help keep our air and water clean, promote the creation of good-paying clean energy jobs, combat increasing pollution and emissions, protecting the Jersey shore from off-shore drilling, improving our transportation and infrastructure, and protecting wildlife and open spaces.
“Protecting our environment should be something that everyone — Democrats and Republicans — should come together around, so that we can fully protect our air and water, stop off-shore drilling, and combat toxic dirt piles wherever they may be,” the congressman said in the press release announcing his environmental score.
LCV has published a National Environmental Scorecard every Congress since 1970. The Scorecard is the primary yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress. The Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from more than 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which members of Congress should be scored.
More information on individual votes and the Scorecard archive can be found at scorecard.lcv.org.
“President Biden has wasted no time putting climate at the top of his agenda. New Jersey is proud to have so many representatives in Congress fighting to protect our environment alongside this new administration,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “Nearly every member of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation has stood up for our health and the environment.
“Now that we have pro-environment leadership in the White House and Congress,” Potosnak added, “there has never been a more important time to support Governor Murphy and the New Jersey legislature as we work toward protecting our air and drinking water, accelerating the transition to 100 percent clean energy, advancing environmental justice for communities of color and combating the existential threat of climate change.”