The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2018 National Environmental Scorecard

Columbus, OH -- The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund today released the Ohio delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2018 National Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard is the LCV’s primary yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress, and is available online at

“As the Trump administration continued its work to roll back environmental protections, we saw a few members of the Ohio delegation fall in lockstep with the bad choices to put our air, land, and water at risk,” said Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund President Heather Taylor-Miesle. “As we move into the 2020 census year, it is critical that every person is counted and that Ohio’s congressional districts are drawn in a way that represents the vast majority of Ohioans who demand action on climate change.”

The 2018 Scorecard measures votes cast during the second session of the 115th Congress. The full delegation’s scores for 2018 are:

Senator Brown - 100
Senator Portman - 7
Representative Chabot - 3
Representative Wenstrup - 0
Representative Beatty - 83
Representative Jordan - 3
Representative Latta - 0
Representative Johnson - 0
Representative Gibbs - 0
Representative Davidson - 0
Representative Kaptur - 94
Representative Turner - 14
Representative Fudge - 89
Representative Balderson - 0
Representative Ryan - 94
Representative Joyce - 14
Representative Stivers - 11
Representative Renacci - 3

“After eight years of the most anti-environmental U.S. House  ever and two years of relentless attacks on the environment from the Trump administration, the tectonic shift to a pro-environment majority in the people’s House comes not a moment too soon. We could not be more excited to work with the new pro-environment House majority to protect our air, water, lands, and wildlife, combat the climate crisis, and hold the Trump administration accountable,” saidLCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld.

The 2018 Scorecard includes 35 House votes that span the chamber’s assaults on clean air and water, lands and wildlife protections, investments in clean energy and so much more. In the Senate, the majority of the 14 votes scored are confirmation votes on Trump’s anti-environmental nominees.

LCV has published a National Environmental Scorecard every Congress since 1970. The Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from about 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which members of Congress should be scored. LCV scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including energy, climate change, public health, public lands and wildlife conservation, and spending for environmental programs. The votes included in the Scorecard presented members of Congress with a real choice and help distinguish which legislators are working for environmental protection. More information on individual votes and the Scorecard archive can be found at