Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Press Release: Rep. Gonzales Earns Perfect Score for Environmental Voting Record from Texas League of Conservation Voters

February 16, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ricardo Lopez-Guerra
Rep. Gonzales Scores an A+ on Environmental Record from the Texas League of Conservation Voters
McALLEN--- State Representative Veronica Gonzales earned a perfect score for her voting record on environmental legislation in the 81st Legislative Session from the Texas League of Conservation Voters (TLCV).
"Texas is a beautiful state blessed with many natural resources and I believe that the laws we pass should protect and preserve our air, water and land for future generations," Rep. Gonzales said. "My votes reflect that belief and I am proud to earn the League of Conservation Voters' support."
TLCV is a non-partisan organization that advocates environmental protection and conservation.  At the end of each legislative session, TLCV  issues a scorecard grading lawmakers on a wide range of votes and issues including renewable energy, green technologies, recycling and waste disposal. 
Gonzales was one of only 53 of the 150 member House members to earn a perfect score on her votes for 12 bills that addressed a variety of issues including: green state building standards; cleaner vehicles for state agencies, a trust fund to help low- income residents weatherize their homes;  creating financing districts for developing renewable energy sources and increasing public beach access. The league also endorsed each House and Senate members who earned an "A" on the scorecard.
The TLCV 2009 Legislative Scorecard is available online at www.tlcv.org/scorecards/2009/.

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