October 20, 2017

Rep. Fay earns highest score on pro-environment and public health votes

Maine Conservation Voters releases 2017 Environmental Scorecard

AUGUSTA – Rep. Jessica Fay, D-Raymond, has received a 100 percent on environmental and public health policy votes in the newly released Maine Conservation Voters’ 2017 Environmental Scorecard. 

“I am very proud of the work we did on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.,” said Fay. “I am especially pleased that we were able to pass a first-in-the-nation bill to protect firefighters from cancer-causing chemicals.”

The statewide environmental advocacy group took into account seven key bills from the first session of the 128th Legislature. The bills included landmark mining protections, banning toxic chemicals in upholstery, raising awareness of arsenic in well water and adding a 5 cent deposit on ‘nip’ liquor bottles in an effort to reduce litter. 

Lawmakers were also scored on critical solar legislation that ultimately failed in the House when not enough representatives voted to override the governor’s veto. 

View the scorecard online at www.maineconservation.org/scores. You can choose your legislators or search for them by your address in order to view their conservation records through the years and read more about the priority issues MCV scored this year. 

Fay is serving her first term in the Maine Legislature and represents part of Casco, part of Poland and part of Raymond.  She serves on the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

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