Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Colorado Dems highest on eco-scores

Colorado lawmakers voted with the pro-environmental group Colorado Conservation Voters more than 88 percent of the time during the legislative session, the group's ratings of lawmakers released Monday shows.

The group ranked all 100 lawmakers based on their support of 13 bills that promoted higher energy and water-use standards, green jobs and other conservation policies.

But some Republicans questioned the grading criteria, pointing out that a bill touted as one of the most important environmental protection bills in the past four years — a move to convert coal-fired power plants to natural gas — was excluded from the survey despite hefty bipartisan support. – Read More -

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