Sens. Chipman, Dion earn high marks for pro-environment voting records

Posted: August 30, 2018 | Senator Chipman, Senator Dion

Sens. Ben Chipman and Mark Dion, both D-Portland, 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. Chipman and Dion both received a 100 percent score for their votes.

“Ensuring Maine’s natural resources and wild places are preserved for our next generations is a priority for me in the Senate,” said Sen. Chipman. “Portland’s history, both on land and at sea, wouldn’t be what it is without our natural resources, and I want to ensure that story is the same for years to come.”

Sens. Chipman and Dion join 13 other Senate Democrats and one Senate Republican who earned perfect scores for their votes on conservation, energy efficiency, clean power generation and public health.

“Maine’s future success depends on careful stewardship of our natural resources,” said Sen. Dion. “That’s why I’m proud of my voting record on these bills.”

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