NJ Legislature Gets Low Grades on Environment
A state environmental group says the Democrat-led Legislature has voted to roll back long-established environmental protections while pro-environment legislation has struggled to advance.
The New Jersey Environmental Federation released its legislative scorecard Thursday, giving failing marks to a majority in the state Senate and Assembly.
The group looked at 18 environmental issues since Gov. Chris Christie began his term in 2010.
The group endorsed Christie in 2009 but is backing his opponent, Sen. Barbara Buono, in November's election.
Buono scores 94 percent, and is among 13 legislative champions named.
Sen. Paul Sarlo of Bergen County was the only Democrat named an "environmental zero."
The federation says individual legislators' failure to take pro-environmental positions more than half the time has led to setbacks over the past three years.
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