Kathy Szeliga on Environment



Voted NO on new state wildlands areas

Legislative Summary: This Administration bill proposes the expansion of 14 wildland areas and the addition of 9 wildland areas under the State wildlands preservation system, resulting in an increase of approximately 21,887 acres. The expansions and additions are located in Allegany, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, Somerset, and Worcester counties. There are currently 29 separate wildlands designated, consisting of approximately 44,000 acres. Generally, the wildland areas must be devoted to public purposes for recreational, scenic, scientific, educational, conservation, and historical use. Commercial enterprises and permanent roads, use of motorized equipment/vehicles/boats, and structures are not allowed in the wildland areas

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 47-0-0 on April 4; passed House 101-35-5 on April 7; Rep. Kathy Szeliga voted NAY; vetoed by Gov. O`Malley on May 15 as duplicative of HB 296, which he signed.

Source: Maryland legislative voting records: SB 336 , Apr 7, 2014

Rated 13% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes.

Szeliga scores 13% by the LCV on environmental issues

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the political voice of the national environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress and White House. We run tough and effective campaigns to defeat anti-environment candidates, and support those leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for America. Through our National Environmental Scorecard and Presidential Report Card we hold Congress and the Administration accountable for their actions on the environment. Through regional offices, we build coalitions, promote grassroots power, and train the next generation of environmental leaders. The 2003 National Environmental Scorecard provides objective, factual information about the environmental voting records of all Members of the first session of the 108th Congress. This Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which Members of Congress should be graded. LCV scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including environmental health and safety protections, resource conservation, and spending for environmental programs. Scores are calculated by dividing the number of pro-environment votes by the total number of votes scored. The votes included in this Scorecard presented Members of Congress with a real choice on protecting the environment and help distinguish which legislators are working for environmental protection. Except in rare circumstances, the Scorecard excludes consensus action on the environment and issues on which no recorded votes occurred.

Source: LCV website 03n-LCV on Dec 31, 2003

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