What’s the score?

When it comes to climate change, sprawl, protecting bodies from mercury and lakes from pollution, where have Nevada’s political leaders stood? How do the votes shake down when it comes to the environment?

The Nevada Conservation League released its annual Conservation Scoreboard. It gives summaries of environmentally related bills passed in Nevada and shows exactly how each legislator voted. One section points out legislators’ environmental “Dirty Deeds,” where you’ll find the names of Northern Nevadans Sen. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, and Sen. Maurice Washington, R-Sparks. Another section lauds pro-conservation “Distinguished Deeds” by northerners Sen. Randolph Townsend, R-Reno, and assembly members Sheila Leslie, D-Reno, David Bobzien, D-Reno, Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, and James Settlemeyer, R-Gardnerville. The scorecard also reviews Gov. Jim Gibbons’ voting record, applauding his encouragement of renewable energy development but criticizing his support for coal-powered plants in Nevada as contradictory to that stance.

Find it at http://nvgreenvote.org/07scorecard/07NCLScorecard.pdf, or contact the NCL at info@nvgreenvote.org or (702) 562-8147.