Castor gets 3rd highest environmental rating of Florida's Congressional Delegation

Scores for Florida’s U.S. Representatives (by District):

1. Jeff Miller, 6%

2. Steve Southerland, 6%

3. Corrine Brown, 91%

4. Ander Crenshaw , 11%

5. Richard Nugent, 9%

6. Cliff Stearns, 11%

7. John Mica, 11%

8. Daniel Webster, 14%

9. Gus Bilirakis, 17%

10. C.W. “Bill” Young, 23%

11. Kathy Castor, 97%

12. Dennis Ross, 6%

13. Vern Buchanan, 20%

14. Connie Mack, 6%

15. Bill Posey, 6%

16. Tom Rooney, 11%

17. Frederica Wilson, 80%

18. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, 20%

19. Ted Deutch, 89%

20. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, 100%

21. Mario Diaz-Balart, 11%

22. Allen West, 11%

23. Alcee Hastings, 94%

24. Sandy Adams, 9%

25. David Rivera, 14%

Scores for Florida’s U.S. Senators:

Bill Nelson, 100%

Marco Rubio, 9%

In its press release, the environment groups reported that their "scorecard" consisted of 11 Senate votes and 35 House votes on issues ranging from public health protections to clean energy to land and wildlife conservation.

LCV President Gene Karpinski said,

“In 2011, the House Republican leadership unleashed a truly breathtaking and unprecedented assault on the environment and public health, the breadth and depth of which have made the current U.S. House of Representatives the most anti-environmental in our nation’s history. LCV is grateful to those members of the Florida delegation and to the Obama administration for helping to ensure that the House Republican leadership did not succeed in gutting our nation’s cornerstone environmental and public health protections in 2011. We look forward to working together in 2012 and beyond to protect the planet for future generations.”

The Florida Conservation Alliance joined the national League of Conservation Voters on Tuesday in releasing the 2011 National Environmental Scorecard, revealing scores for the Florida delegation in the first session of the 112th Congress, with South Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Senator Bill Nelson being the only members to get a 100 percent rating from the environmental organizations.

The Alliance calls 2011 the most "anti-environmental session of the U.S. House of Representatives in history," but says that both the Democratic led Senate and President Obama provided adequate safeguards to insure that environmental protections remain largely unscathed.

Receiving the next highest grade was Tampa area Democrat Kathy Castor, who was rewarded with a 97 percent grade. Polk County Republican Dennis Ross tied for the lowest grade at 6 percent, while GOP U.S. Senator Marco Rubio also earned one of the lowest grades at 9 percent.

Listed below are the grades for the entire Florida delegation:

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