September 14, 2018

Rep. Fay earns highest score on conservation, public health votes

Maine Conservation Voters releases 2018 Environmental Scorecard

AUGUSTA – Rep. Jess Fay, D-Raymond, earned the top score on environmental and public health policy votes in the newly released Maine Conservation Voters’ 2018 Environmental Scorecard.

“Protecting the many lakes and ponds in our region and the state is critical to maintaining our way of life,” said Fay. “The health of our local economy is dependent on our natural environment and water quality.”

The statewide environmental advocacy group took into account nine key bills from the 128th Legislature. The bills included landmark mining protections, banning toxic chemicals in upholstery, raising awareness of arsenic in well water, adding a 5-cent deposit on ‘nip’ liquor bottles in an effort to reduce litter and a $30 million bond proposal to upgrade vital clean water infrastructure.

Lawmakers were also scored on critical solar legislation that ultimately failed when the House fell just two votes shy of overriding the governor’s veto.

View the scorecard online at 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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