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Conservation watchdog releases study of state lawmakers' environmental voting records

Conservation watchdog releases study of state lawmakers' environmental voting records

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters released its 17th annual conservation score card on Wednesday, showing how state lawmakers voted on 15 pieces of environmental legislation during the 2016 General Assembly session. The report revealed that Williamsburg-area lawmakers often voted on party lines but also came together on environmental bills.

The nonpartisan LCV advocates for pro-environmental public policy legislation and endorses candidates. Its score card is based on how lawmakers vote on legislation with an environmental impact. A score is generated by votes considered by the LCV to be favorable to the environment, divided by the legislator’s total...

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