Sunday, February 05, 2006

Defenders of Wildlife Conservation Score Card

Defenders of Wildlife, of which I am a financial supporter, has compiled a list of the top issues facing congress and a report card for how the various senators and representatives voted.

You might think that a state like Idaho, with the largest wilderness area in the United States outside of Alaska, might have a pro-wildlife stance. Think again. In general, both our national and state legislators have consistently voted to exploit the natural and wildlife resources of our state.

The defender's report card illustrates this quite well. Of the top issues compiled by Defenders of Wildlife effecting wildlife and its habitat, here are the Idaho Results:

Senator Mike Crapo - Voted on the side of wildlife 0 of 19
Senator Larry Craig - Voted on the side of wildlife 0 of 19

Representative Mike Simpson - Voted on the side of wildlife 2 of 24
Representative Butch Otter - Voted on the side of wildlife 2 of 24

Aren't we proud.

You can read about the specific bills and their votes, or look up how your representatives voted at the following link:
http://action.defenders.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList&JServSessionIdr006=zzuemrym52.app24a

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