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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1997
Gov. Parris N. Glendening received his "green" report card yesterday, and while he didn't quite make the honor roll, he earned a solid "B" from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.In its first grading of a Maryland governor, the league gave Glendening marks ranging from A to D in seven categories and a B overall.The marks covered Glendening's administration to date, but league officials say they have seen steady improvement in his environmental record during the past year."Teachers like to see improvements," quipped Nancy Davis, chairwoman of the political action committee, which has been rating Maryland legislators' voting on environmental issues for 22 years.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1997
Gov. Parris N. Glendening received his "green" report card yesterday, and while he didn't quite make the honor roll, he earned a solid "B" from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.In its first grading of a Maryland governor, the league gave Glendening marks ranging from A to D in seven categories and a B overall.The marks covered Glendening's administration to date, but league officials say they have seen steady improvement in his environmental record during the past year."Teachers like to see improvements," quipped Nancy Davis, chairwoman of the political action committee, which has been rating Maryland legislators' voting on environmental issues for 22 years.
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By Tom Pelton | October 10, 2007
The Maryland League of Conservation Voters presented an environmental award to former Gov. Harry R. Hughes last night. Hughes, who served from 1978 to 1986, is credited with helping restore striped bass populations to the Chesapeake Bay by signing a moratorium on catching the fish, pushing protections for wetlands and helping to pass a ban on phosphate pollutants in detergents. "Governor Hughes, thank you for the example you have given us," Gov. Martin O'Malley said. "Thank you for taking political power and turning it into a moral force."
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March 31, 2002
`Environmental' survey promotes liberalism It was reported recently that the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released their 2001 National Environmental Scorecard. The scorecard claims to demonstrate which elected officials had a pro-environment voting record in 2001 and which did not. However, important environmental votes were actually ignored in the scorecard while other issues, including abortion and campaign reform, were included. Important environmental votes ignored in the scorecard included brownfields revitalization, which allows for economic development in predominantly minority neighborhoods through the cleanup of polluted urban industrial sites, and the Pacific Salmon Recovery Act. Nonenvironmental votes included opposition to limiting federal family planning grants to overseas organizations to those that do not carry out abortions and support for Sen. John McCain's campaign finance reform bill.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | October 30, 1990
An endorsement in the District 31 Senate race by three environmental groups came under attack yesterday from seven North County activists, who complained about the influence of Silver Sands resident Mary Rosso.The group, during a press conference at the Riviera Beach Library, objected that last week's endorsement of incumbent Democrat Philip C.Jimeno over Republican John R. Leopold was "unfair" and "biased."Much of their criticism focused on the role played by Rosso in making the endorsement.
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By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2010
The Maryland League of Conservation Voters has mailed 130,000 absentee ballot applications to registered voters — an effort that could prove beneficial to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and other candidates endorsed by the environmental advocacy group. The applications were expected to begin showing up in mailboxes Tuesday. The mailing and follow-up phone calls and e-mails represent the largest voter outreach effort by the Maryland group. In 2006, the league sent out applications and postcards to 70,000 voters.
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By GWYNETH K. SHAW | April 25, 2006
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland will be honored tomorrow night by the League of Conservation Voters, which will present him with a lifetime achievement award for his work on behalf of the environment. Sarbanes, a Democrat who is retiring in January, has made environmental issues a priority during his career in Congress, which began with his election to the House in 1970 and continued through five terms in the Senate. The league, a national advocacy group, typically gives Sarbanes high marks, including a 100 percent rating for 2005.
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By DAVID NITKIN | September 16, 2008
Four environmental groups endorsed Democrat Frank Kratovil yesterday and attacked the record of his opponent, Republican state Sen. Andy Harris, in the race for Congress in the 1st District, which includes all of the Eastern Shore and portions of four other counties. Harris' positions in Annapolis "have shown me that he is consistently anti-solar power, anti-energy efficiency and pro-dirty power," said Brad Heavner, the state director of Environment Maryland, which made its endorsement yesterday, along with the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club and Clean Water Action.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 12, 2000
The Maryland League of Conservation Voters released its annual legislative scorecard yesterday, and Democrats outscored Republicans on votes the environmental group considers important. League officials said the disparity points up a "disturbing trend" toward partisan politics on environmental issues. All 26 legislators who received 100 percent scores for votes on issues such as dredge-spoil dumping, electricity deregulation, traffic congestion, air pollution and sprawl were Democrats, and three of the four who scored 0 were Republicans.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
Voters in Annapolis will have a chance to hear from candidates at two election forums. The Sierra Club and the Anne Arundel League of Conservation Voters will hold a forum for candidates in contested primaries - including the mayoral race - at 7 p.m. Thursday. The forum, which will focus on environmental issues, will be held at Heritage Baptist Church on Forest Drive. On Sept. 12, the Eastport Civic Association will hold a mayoral debate at 7 p.m. at Eastport Elementary School.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
Susan Wichmann, executive director of Common Cause Maryland, said Friday that she is leaving that post to be a full-time, stay-at-home mother an occasional volunteer for the government reform group. She said James Browning from the regional office - her predecessor - will cover Maryland until a new executive director is hired. Wichmann, 42, has been executive director of the state group since January 2011. As chief lobbyist for Common Cause in Annapolis, she is coming off a successful session during which lawmakers passed some of the group's top priorities: putting the ethical disclosure forms of legislators and other top officials online and requiring campaigns to disclose the occupation and employer of large donors.
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