October 20, 2017

Sen. Diamond earns high marks for pro-environment voting record

AUGUSTA — Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, was named a “Conservation Champion” for his consistent support for Maine’s environment, as well as policies that protect public health from toxic chemicals and advance the development and adoption of clean, renewable energy.

Maine Conservation Voters scored seven key environmental votes during this year’s legislative
session. Sen. Diamond received a 100 percent score for his votes.

“I was proud to support these initiatives, especially the law we passed to protect our brave firefighters from being exposed to cancer-causing chemicals while on duty,” said Sen. Diamond. “I’ll always vote to protect Mainers and our environment from pollution and toxic chemicals, and to support energy independence through clean, renewable power.”

Sen. Diamond joins 15 other Senate Democrats and one Senate Republican who earned perfect scores for their votes on conservation, energy efficiency, clean power generation and public health.
Votes scored by Maine Conservation Voters include:

support for precedent-setting protections from the potential dangers of metallic mining;
support for a ban on cancer-causing chemicals commonly found in upholstered furniture;
support for a bill to protect incentives for the development of solar energy;
support for improvements to the management of public lands;
support for a bill to provide new funding to get arsenic out of Maine’s wells and to raise awareness about well water testing;
opposition to a bill to roll back energy efficiency regulations; and
support for a bill to strengthen Maine’s bottle-deposit law to prevent roadside litter.

For more information about votes scored, visit maineconservationvoters.org.

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