Georgia Environmental Scorecards
Our environmental scorecards helps you understand your federal and state legislator’s conservation record so you can hold them accountable. We score votes on the most important issues of the year, including energy, climate change, public health, public lands and wildlife protection, and spending on environmental programs.
Dedicated environmentalists and georgia leaders volunteered their time to identify and research these crucial votes. We also highlight legislators who go above and beyond for our air, water and greenspace because important work to protect our environment often doesn’t always result in a vote on the floor of the State House or Senate. Often this work happens behind the scenes, when a bill gets stopped before it is taken to a vote, or when the introduction of a bill forces action of a different type. These stories are important.
As we begin 2019, we couldn’t be more excited to work with the wave of new, pro-environment leadership to make real progress for the future. These leaders campaigned on a message of action on climate, healthy communities and protection of public lands, and have vowed to stop the polluters in their tracks. While deadlock in Washington is preventing major pro-environment legislation from becoming law, there are opportunities to make significant progress right here in Georgia. GCV and our partners are more determined than ever to maximize that progress in the months and years to come.
Every year the Georgia legislature meets for 40 days. Incredibly important environmental topics like water contamination from toxic coal waste, expanding transit, and solar were all part of the 2017-18 legislative session.
This scorecard tracks votes on the most important environmental, public health, and energy issues of the year. Since 1970, the national scorecard has been providing objective, factual information about environmental legislation.