Posted: September 19, 2013 | Senator Tuttle

Environmental conservation group praises lawmaker for commitment to natural resources


AUGUSTA – Senator John Tuttle of Sanford has received a 100% rating from the Maine Conservation Voters for his support of environmental issues during the 126th Legislature.


“As a hunter and fisherman, I understand the importance of preserving Maine’s natural resources,” said Senator Tuttle.  “Protecting the environment is important to our quality of life and our economy.  People come from all over to hunt in our woods and fish in our lakes and rivers.”


Tuttle is one of 18 Democratic and Unenrolled senators to receive a perfect score, or a 6 of 7 score, from the Maine Conservation Voters.


The MCV is dedicated to supporting policies and laws to protect our natural resources and the Maine brand–our air, land, water, and wildlife. For the past 25 years, MCV has released an annual legislative scorecard to evaluate lawmakers’ commitment to protecting the environment.


During the 2013 legislative session, Senator Tuttle supported bills to open the St. Croix River to alewives, improve the process for wind power development, label genetically modified (GMO) foods, study the impact of climate change in Maine, expand the Kids Safe Product Act, strengthen water quality protections for open-pit mining, and establish a program for paint recycling.


The Legislature will reconvene in January 2014.