Toomey ‘Loses’ Enviro Scorecard; Brady ‘Wins’

LCV scorecard mapForgive me, I couldn’t resist the contrast with today’s story about AFP. Sen. Pat Toomey was one of just four U.S. Senators to earn a 0% on the League of Conservation Voters 2012 votes scorecard. Rep. Bob Brady (D-Phila) lead the delegation with 91%.

The national environmentalist organization rated lawmakers’ 2012 records based on dozens of votes.

Toomey voted against the lobby on 15 scored votes, from the Keystone pipeline to alternative energy standards to pollution.

Sen. Bob Casey did better, scoring 72% on the same votes.

In the House, Brady (91%) slightly outperformed Reps. Chaka Fattah (D-Phila) and Allyson Schwartz (D-Montco). The worst-performing Pa. Democrats were Reps. Jason Altmire (D-Allegheny) at 29% and Tim Holden (D-Schuylkill) at 34%. No surprise that the LCV spent about $230K against Holden in the primary.

The worst-performing Republicans from Pa. have a four-way tie at 6%: Reps. Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne), Mike Kelly (R-Butler), Tom Marino (R-Lycoming) and Bill Shuster (R-Blair). They’re followed by Reps. Pat Meehan (R-Delaware), Joe Pitts (R-Chester) and GT Thompson (R-Centre) at 9% each. The best-performing Republican was, perhaps unsurprisingly, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) at 46%.

The full scorecard is here.

For Republicans, the scorecard has an anti-Senate bias. Since Democrats run that chamber, it’s forces GOPers like Toomey to oppose their agenda wholesale and run down to score, so to speak.

February 20th, 2013 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 6 Comments

6 thoughts on “Toomey ‘Loses’ Enviro Scorecard; Brady ‘Wins’”

  1. Paul Felix Schott says:

    Energy has driven the world for over a thousand years Wind, Hydro and Solar are the oldest forms of energy giving power to all smart enough to use it.

    In the last 200 years Coal, Oil and Nuclear has given energy to many worldwide and great power and wealth to only a few. At the cost of many lives in coal Mines, Oil Spills, Radiation, Cancer and Polluting the Air and Water on all of the Earth.

    Unfortunately for the wicked there is not an unlimited amount of oil on earth. Just the same as the Forest Trees that clean the air and make Oxygen we breath and all living on earth need to Live. As some in denial are not able to recognize or ever see or live with blinders on.

    Doctors and Drug ceo’s have been making millions prescribing drugs to many that live near or by High polluted areas that hurt breathing our lungs and harm our children and all. That we all pay for.When all they need is Clean Air and Water, and Clean Cities.

    Now common sense would be for all to look for a clean fuel Wind, Hydro, Geothermal and Solar. Renewable Energy is eliminating the need for Dirty Energy Worldwide at a record pace. With Solar Energy Clearly the front runner.

    To the fear of some of the richest people on Earth. They to surprisingly are doing
    something extraordinary investing in Solar Energy. After years of many of them trying to under mine it.

    Fuel that makes energy to ship goods, or make electric for homes and manufacturing. Can transform whole nations into prosperity and wealth or poverty and economic hardships for most all. Just as taxes on taxpayers has done. For over two thousand years. Making slaves of many to the wicked and unjust few. History Lesson Roman Empire, Persian Empire now OIL Empire oh sorry OPEC.

    Taxes and Fuel cost are two of the main things to drive up or down economic growth worldwide. When all on earth can see this. Why would anyone with a good mind and heart want, Teachers or Leaders in any country or Nation to not teach and use Solar and Renewable Energy.

    For any teacher or Leader to think more Taxes on anything is going to help others. They must be on drugs or working for the devil. Thinking only of their future and their pockets. Taking from others weather poor or rich is not going to help the economic realities or the many worldwide struggling just to stay alive. All can see factories and businesses move to the next town, state or even a crossed the ocean. From where they once were to a place the taxes are less.

    All taxpayers would do much better with less taxes on their land as well as their paycheck. Let us all stand United that this is our home land as Heaven will be our home some day. Let us stop the wicked from taxing us out of our own homes and our land. As they can not take away our Bible tell every Leader we want “In GOD We Trust” on the front of Every Government Building in this Nation.

    Would you drive from Alaska to Florida or go 3,000 miles to buy your oranges or food? When you can go next door to California. Then why on earth would you go over 5,000 miles to get oil? Canada has been our friend for over 100 years. Has the Middle East? How much of your money has our government given and spent in the Middle East? 100s of Billions and the dollar count keeps going up every day. The number of our American sons and daughters blood shed there unspeakable!. Canada is our friend and has stood by
    American side many times and is right next door.

    I for one like many Patriotic American’s would love to see America stop using OIL. Yet know the day will come when the high demand and large volume use of oil well end. Till that day i am not in favor of giving my money or Blood Shed of anymore of our men and woman that serve in the Greatest Military on Earth to the Middle East.

    When there is oil next door in Canada, where anyone is free to carry a Bible and read it.
    Without someone trying to kill you for doing so. Canada’s Government was the first to use
    Solar Energy (PV) on Earth to save money. On its Navigation Lights on its many water ways in the 1970′s. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD CAME ON BOARD to Solar Energy in the 1980′s, after Canada had already saved 10 Million Dollars in less then ten years. The world could have learned a thing or two about Solar Energy From Canada if its Leaders and Teachers did not be so narrow minded with blinders on.

    Canada Knows that there is not a endless supply of Forest Trees or Oil.

    Why on Earth would you go over 5,000 miles when you can go next door is ARE Government Leaders on Drugs.

    Do we want to build up or help the wicked or our Christen Friends next door?

    United We Stand In GOD We Trust

    GOD Bless you for reading this.
    May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
    guide your Heart.

    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

  2. Kathleen3 says:

    “Sustainable, climate change, social justice” must have been part of Thomas in Pa’s Agenda 21 indoctrination by the unionized teachers and Marxist professors.

  3. thomshubilla says:

    Perhaps you should do some reading Thomas in PA.

    http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/personal-incredulity

  4. Thomas in PA says:

    How can Senator Toomey be against the environment? Doesn’t know about global warming? Has he gone outside recently? It’s ridiculously cold, which is caused by global warming. I’m not sure how it all works, but Al Gore can explain it to him. Next thing, Toomey will be saying that our debt being at 125% of our GDP is unsustainable. How crazy!

  5. Jocelyn Grecco says:

    As a conservative leader I applaud Senator Toomey for standing strong on his principles to exploit PA’s abundant natural resources for jobs and profit. The coal and gas executives get demonized but they are creating jobs and helping our economy and they also pay for DEP salaries with the FRAC tax so the enviros should be thankful for those tax dollars. And these gas companies bring in water towers at their own expense when accidents happen with fracking and the public water supplies must be shut down. You never hear the enviros complain about the gas companies paying for families to relocate after drilling accidents, too. China and India are using our gas, why shouldnt we?

  6. Sean Ryan says:

    But Toomey isn’t going to be indicted for the traffic court scandal.

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