Columbus, Ohio -- Today, the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund released it’s Scorecard for the 132nd General Assembly highlighting the work done by the Kasich Administration and the previous Ohio General Assembly.
We know that smart policies are only useful when our elected leaders have the courage to act. The OEC Action Fund ensures lawmakers feel supported when they act in the interest of Ohio’s environment, but also holds them accountable to the public on their environmental record.
We’ve had some tough losses and some great wins for the environment over the last few years, but elected leaders have lots of opportunities for progress to protect Ohio’s air, land, and water for future generations. Both the ongoing acquisition of the AEP ReCreation Lands, and the DeWine Administration’s commitment to revitalizing Lake Erie are bright spots, and the OEC Action Fund looks forward to working with the administration and General Assembly to get the job done.
The narratives and scores included reflect the past administration and lawmakers’ actions on key environmental decisions and legislation during the 132nd General Assembly. You’ll get to know some of Ohio’s best environmental protectors and worst polluters. We’ve given each chamber, key lawmakers, and the administration a GPA — Green Protector Average — that takes into account their policy stances on our four key focus areas. For the rest of the General Assembly members, you’ll see how each member voted on our scored legislation. Most importantly, you’ll see the environmental policy picture as a whole for the state of Ohio.