Local Congressmen Score Zero On Environmental Scorecard

U.S. Reps. Dennis Ross and Tom Rooney, each of whom represent parts of Polk and surrounding counties, scored zero in the League of Conservation Voters’ annual evaluation of 35 key votes on topics including air and water pollution regulation, support for the Environmental Protection Agency programs, public health, wildlife protection and related topics.

Ross is seeking re-election this year. Rooney recently announced he is not seeking another term.

For details on the votes and the LCV’s scoring and analysis, go to this link.