Sen. Gratwick earns perfect record for conservation votes in 2016

Posted: August 31, 2016 | Senator Gratwick

Sen. Gratwick, D-Bangor, received a perfect score for his votes to protect Maine’s environment, support clean energy and defend state conservation programs, according to a legislative scorecard compiled by Maine Conservation Voters.

“Maine’s environmental and natural resources are the backbone of so many industries, from logging to tourism and everything in between,” said Sen. Gratwick. “Good stewardship of those resources is one of my greatest responsibilities as an elected official and I take that very seriously.”

Sen. Gratwick received a 100 percent score for key votes taken during the 2016 legislative session. Those include votes to defend Land for Maine’s Future against Gov. Paul LePage, whose attacks against the program threatened conservation projects around the state. Sen. Gratwick also voted to support new jobs and expand the state’s renewable energy portfolio by growing Maine’s solar power industry, and voted to defeat a bill that would threaten clean water.

Lastly, Sen. Gratwick voted against a bill that sought to limit the federal government’s ability to conserve land deemed to have high environmental, cultural or scientific value.

“We need to ensure Maine stays ‘the way life should be’ for future generations and I’m proud my votes reflect that,” said Sen. Gratwick.

MCV’s complete scorecard is available here.