Midcoast Senators earn high marks for pro-environment voting records

Posted: September 11, 2018 | Senator Carson, Senator Vitelli

AUGUSTA — Sens. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, and Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, made the “2017-18 Honor Roll” from the Maine Conservation Voters for their consistent support for the state’s environment, as well as policies that protect public health from toxic chemicals and advance the development and adoption of clean, renewable energy.

Maine Conservation Voters scored nine key environmental votes during this year’s legislative session. Sens. Vitelli and Carson both received a 100 percent score for their votes.

“Maine’s clean air and water are so important to our heritage and our state’s identity,” said Sen. Vitelli. “While there is so much more we can do to protect our environment — including  pursuing policies that encourage solar energy — I am proud of my record in Augusta.”

Sens. Vitelli and Carson join 15 other Senate Democrats and one Senate Republican who earned perfect scores for their votes on conservation, energy efficiency, clean power generation and public health.

“It is crucial that we are good stewards of our environment,” said Sen. Carson, former Executive Director of Natural Resources Council of Maine. “I was proud to work across the aisle last year to pass a bill that protects Maine from dangerous metal mining and I will continue prioritizing our natural environment in the Legislature.”

Vitelli represents District 23 in the Maine Senate, which includes Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden in Lincoln County. Carson represents District 24, which includes the towns of Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal.

For more information about votes scored, visit maineconservationvoters.org.