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05 January 2010

Johnson, Scott Hailed As Congressional Environmental Champions

In its annual scorecard, the national advocacy group Environment America ranked Georgia Congressmen Hank Johnson and David Scott as "congressional environmental champions" based on their support for key environmental legislation such as the unprecedented $80 billion in clean energy and green transportation ultimately enacted in the economic recovery act; the passage of a first-ever comprehensive clean energy and global warming bill through the House; and the enactment of a bill to protect more than 2 million acres of public lands and other national treasures.

According to Environment America, Johnson and Scott took the pro-environment position on every relevant vote in 2009.

“These members received 100 percent scores for consistently voting to protect the environment,” said Environment America’s Washington, D.C. director, Anna Aurilio.

“Protection of our imperiled planet is a central challenge of our time,” said Congressman Johnson. “I’m very proud of my record.”

Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. The group has staffers in 27 states including Georgia.