Stark, Tauscher, Lofgren ace enviro scorecard

House members Pete Stark, Ellen Tauscher and Zoe Lofgren rated perfect 100-percent scores in the League of Conservation Voters’ annual National Environmental Scorecard. Click on the names below to see how each voted on key bills:

Dennis Cardoza, D-Atwater — 65%
Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto — 90%
Mike Honda, D-San Jose — 90%
Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo — 80%
Barbara Lee, D-Oakland — 95%
Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose — 100%
Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton — 90%
George Miller, D-Martinez — 95%
Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco — 20%
Pete Stark, D-Fremont — 100%
Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo — 100%
Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma — 95%

(Note that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rated low only because she invoked her discretion not to cast votes on most of these bills; traditionally, the Speaker usually doesn’t participate in debate and rarely votes on the floor.)

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.