Merkley a top green politician


Sen. Jeff Merkley was named the third greenest legislator for his voting record.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley was named the third greenest legislator for his voting record.

In a ranking by the Daily Beast, the country’s top 20 green lawmakers were highlighted. The greenest politician, according to their research, is Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona, followed by Rep. Rush Holt, a Democrat from New Jersey.

Daily Beast staffers based their ranking on a collection of data including each legislator’s voting record as compiled by the League of Conservation Voters, surveyed where their campaign support was coming from — checking mining, oil and gas donors against environmental and alternative energy support — and checking membership in green-related caucuses.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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