Sens. Libby and Claxton earn high marks for pro-environment voting record

Posted: September 30, 2019 | Senator Claxton, Senator Libby

Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, and Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, both earned perfect scores from Maine Conservation Voters for their votes to preserve Maine’s rich natural resources, invest in clean, renewable energy and protect the public from harmful chemicals.

“The climate crisis will continue to be the biggest threat to Maine’s economy over the next 25 years, but taking action on this crisis presents us with a number of good opportunities for growth,” said Sen. Libby. “The laws we passed this year will help us transition our workforce to new careers in clean, renewable energy while also preserving the natural resources that are the foundations of our farming, fishing, forestry and tourism industries.”

Sen. Libby serves as the Senate Majority Leader and has a long history of supporting legislation to preserve and protect Maine’s natural resources. He has a lifetime 96 percent voting record with MCV – 100 percent in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018.

“I’m proud to have received a perfect score from Maine Conservation Voters for this past session,” said Sen. Claxton. “Being pro-environment isn’t about politics. It’s about preserving our way of life here in Maine and ensuring that our children have the freedom to enjoy the state’s beauty and resources for generations to come.”

Although this is his first term in the Legislature, Sen. Claxton has long been a supporter of efforts to protect Maine’s natural resources.

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 proposal among these that didn’t pass. All 21 Senate Democrats received perfect scores for their environmental record.

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