Delegation Gets Perfect Green Score

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A national environmental group has given Vermont’s congressional delegation a perfect score.

The League of Conservation Voters says Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Representative Peter Welch each received a perfect score of 100 on six Senate votes and nine House votes taken last year on issues involving the environment. They were the only state’s delegation to receive a perfect score.

They league says those issues ranged from clean energy to public health protections to wildlife conservation.

But the league also says Congress overall ducked some of the most important environmental issues last year. That includes failing to debate comprehensive clean energy legislation or respond to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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