State Senator Andy Dinniman has once again attained a perfect environmental voting record, according to the 2017-2018 Environmental Scorecard recently released by the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment, and the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter.
Among the total of 50 Senators, Dinniman was one of 19 Senators to achieve a 100 percent rating on his record on votes in favor of clean air, energy and water, safer natural gas drilling standards, cutting pollution and carbon emissions, and responsible DEP leadership during the 2017-2018 legislative session. The average score for state senators was 49 percent. For state representatives, it was 52 percent.
“On this year’s scorecard, as in most past years, I scored 100 percent,” Dinniman who serves on the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, said. “Chester County is a place that has a deep environmental ethic. I have done my best to reflect that ethic through my votes on environmental issues that come before the Senate.”
“I am proud to again be recognized in this way. Our natural resources are the property of all our citizens. We have a responsibility to safeguard our land, air, and water for our children and grandchildren.”
In calculating this session’s scorecard, these independent and nonpartisan environmental organizations, looked at a number of critical votes, including:
- January 30, 2018 – Dinniman voted for Senate Bill 234, to spur development and jobs for businesses by allowing them to install their own renewable energy and energy efficiency products.
- May 23, 2018 – Dinniman voted against Senate Bill 652, that would have made the protest of pipelines a felony.
- June 14, 2018 – Dinniman voted against House Bill 1071, which would have denied cities and towns the right to pass laws to reduce plastic bag litter and pollution.
- June 19, 2018 – Dinniman voted for House Bill 2468, which stopped local governments from seizing land set aside for conservation without seeking better alternatives.