Augusta - A nonpartisan organization that works to make the protection of Maine's environment a political priority has given Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco high marks.
Every year the Maine Conservation Voters releases a legislative scorecard grading legislators based on their voting records each session. The goal of the scoring is to recognize political courage needed to protect our air, land, water and the health of our families.
Chenette received a perfect score of seven out of seven for his votes on a range of controversial issues this past session in Augusta. These issues included supporting GMO labeling, paint recycling, requiring disclosure of toxic chemicals in food packaging, protecting water quality from mining pollution, and even an effort to increase public participation in the placement of wind projects.
"It is vital that we fight to protect Maine's vast natural resources for future generations," says Chenette. "Transparency and accountability are essential when we talk about the food going into our bodies, the water we drink, and the air we breathe."
More bills will be presented during the second regular session starting in January.