Congressional Scorecard 2008

Released by: Environment America

Executive Summary

Environment America and our federation of state environmental groups produce this regular report on key votes in Congress as one of our many tools to help citizens engage in and make an impact on environmental policy.

The 2006 midterm elections provided new leaders in the Congress. While that has resulted in some significant changes, there are unfortunately many storylines in Washington that have not changed. Much of the agenda is still established by a president and administration that has great power over the policies that protect our environment.

The scorecard is distributed online to our entire membership and through our door-to-door canvass in cities and towns across the country. It is being distributed to more than 1 million households.

The 2008 scorecard looks at the key environmental votes taken between March 2007 and February 2008. Through our online tools citizens can research votes and basic information on their elected officials as well as look at past reports.