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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2010

Hawaii’s congressional delegation gets top marks on environment

Associated Press

HONOLULU — The League of Conservation Voters’ National Environmental Scorecard has given top marks to the members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation.

The environmental advocacy group uses the scorecard to rate members of Congress on conservation and energy issues.
The group said Monday that its 2009 scorecard includes 11 Senate and 13 House votes dominated by clean energy and climate but also encompassing other environmental issues.
Hawaii Democratic Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka received perfect 100 percent scores, as did Hawaii Democratic Reps. Neil Abercrombie and Mazie Hirono.
In all, Senate delegations from 20 state received 100 percent scores, while there were only seven states with 100 percent scores in the House.