Sen. Sanborn earns high marks for voting record on environment

Posted: August 05, 2020 | Senator Linda Sanborn

AUGUSTA – Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, earned a perfect score from the Maine Conservation Voters for her votes to preserve Maine’s rich natural resources, invest in clean, renewable energy and protect the public from harmful chemicals. This 2020 Environmental Scorecard, released last week, highlighted Sen. Sanborn for receiving a score of 100 percentin the 129th legislative session.

“I’m proud of my record on environmental issues, because even with everything else going on in the world right now, climate change continues to be an immense threat to our future. Our children’s and grandchildren’s livelihoods depend on us taking action to deal with it, and we can do it by boosting our already existing natural resource industries and by using renewable energy,” said Sen. Sanborn.

Sen. Sanborn has a long history of being a strong advocate for issues that protect Maine’s environment, build Maine’s energy independence and create good-paying green energy jobs.

The Environmental Scorecard, released last week, tracks how each member of the Maine Legislature votes on key environmental issues in an effort to hold elected officials accountable. Sen. Sanborn who has a lifetime pro-environmental voting record of 98%, is a proven champion for Maine’s environment. 

“The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have forced us all to reconsider many aspects of our lives and our society. Throughout it all, MCV is grateful for the leadership of lawmakers who are voting to accelerate Maine’s transition to a clean energy economy and deliver the environmental and public health results that communities across our state want and deserve,” said Beth Ahearn, Director of Government Affairs at MCV. 

The Maine Conservation Voters scored six key initiatives debated by the legislature this year, including the Land for Maine’s Future Bond, which was the only initiative proposal that didn’t pass. All 21 Senate Democrats received perfect scores for their environmental record. MCV’s Scorecard can be viewed online at