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Conservation Colorado scores state legislators on their environmental votes

Conservation Colorado announced Thursday, July 31, the release of its 2014 Colorado Legislative Conservation Scorecard.

The environmental advocacy organization’s 16th annual scorecard highlights the priorities of the conservation community in the 2014 legislative session and shows how each state representative and senator voted on issues that affect Colorado’s air, land, water and people.

The organization hopes the scorecard helps people understand how well their legislators’ votes match up with their own values.

Conservation community priorities this year included defending Colorado’s clean renewable energy leadership, holding polluters accountable, creating a paint recycling and disposal program, and increasing the efficient use and reuse of scarce water supplies.

The report also recognized the work of state Senate and House committee members while honoring a number of legislators for their conservation legacy. Individual legislators were recognized for their bipartisanship, emerging leadership and perseverence through legislative hurdles to see bills signed into law.

For more information about the organization, visit conservationco.org. To see the scorecard, go to bit.ly/1oeitBf.

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