Letters to the Editor

Wilson comes up empty on environmental votes

This letter is to inform people about the environmental voting record of U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson. Each year, the League of Conservation Voters publishes its National Environmental Scorecard. The most recent issue covers the first session of the 111th Congress. A dozen bills and amendments are summarized as to their importance to the environment. They include H.R. 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act; the Omnibus Public Land Management Act; H.R. 2996, Department of Interior-Environment appropriations bill (including $3.9 billion for clean drinking water, $1.5 billion to clean up toxic waste and $383 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy; H.R. 1262, Water Quality Investment Act of 2009; and H.R. 2868, Chemical and Water Security Act of 2009. Wilson had a perfect score -- zero. He voted "no" on all of these measures. To read the League of Conservative Voters' scorecards for yourself, go to www.lcv.org/scorecard. Sally R. Murphy Sheldon