GOPers Claim Climate Caucus Credentials, But Votes Tell Another Story

"New scores from the League of Conservation Voters reveal the chasm between words and action: The caucus’s Republicans averaged 16 percent on environment votes."

"The Climate Solutions Caucus was conceived as a bipartisan center of gravity where political pragmatists in the U.S. House might break the logjam over action on global warming.

Instead, the caucus is attracting more and more GOP members whose voting records carry a distinct tilt against action on the climate crisis.

Caucus Republicans averaged a scant 16 percent positive rating on the annual legislative scorecard of key environmental votes released by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on Tuesday.

These are hardly mavericks keen to break party ranks over key environmental issues, let alone to embrace third-rail proposals like putting a price on carbon. So why have they enlisted?"

Marianne Lavelle reports for InsideClimate News February 27, 2018.


"Climate: Caucus Members Push 'Feasible' Warming Bill" (E&E Daily)

"Republican Climate Caucus Members Get Low Environmental Marks" (Bloomberg)

Source: InsideClimate News, 02/28/2018