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By Amy Brunvand

At his recent Salt Lake City townhall meeting, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Ut-2) boasted of his outdoor prowess and wondered why people assume that conservatives are anti-environment. The 2016 National Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters explains why.

The scorecard ranks votes on selected environmental legislation on a scale of 100% (always voted pro-environment) to 0% (always voted against the environment). The lifetime LCV scores of Utah’s congressional delegation (calculated over their entire time in office) are all abysmally low.

Lifetime LCV Score

2%     Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Ut-1)

3%     Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Ut-2)

3%     Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Ut-3)

1%     Rep. Mia Love (R-Ut 4)

10%    Sen. Orrin Hatch

9%    Sen Mike Lee

LCV Scorecard:

This article was originally published on May 9, 2017.