Chris Van Hollen has been a leading environmental champion in the U.S. House where he has served since 2002. His outstanding environmental record is demonstrated by his lifetime score of 98 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015.
In Congress, Van Hollen has introduced numerous pieces of legislation that would reduce carbon pollution, including the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act. He has also worked to promote the development of clean energy by introducing legislation to establish a Green Bank, and as a member of the budget committee he has fought to fully fund environmental priorities such as the EPA and the National Park Service.
In the U.S. Senate, Van Hollen will continue to champion environmental issues and be a leader in working to address climate change. He will build on his record of advocating for Maryland’s environment by working to protect the Chesapeake Bay and supporting Maryland’s moratorium on fracking.
Van Hollen fills the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, who earned a lifetime score of 85 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015.
In his own words:
“It has been an honor to work in partnership with the League of Conservation Voters to protect the Chesapeake Bay, fight for a healthy environment, and confront climate change. Working together, we can promote good paying clean energy jobs that put people to work while confronting the risings threats and costs of climate change.”
Source: Official LCV Action Fund Chris Van Hollen endorsement press release