WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) ranks among the most pro-environment legislators in Congress, according to the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) 2011 National Environmental Scorecard. Himes earned a grade of 97 percent for his work in the House last year. Click here for the scorecard.

“I’m proud to support an agenda that keeps our water safe to drink and our air clean to breathe,” said Himes. “At at a time when environmental protections are under attack, we must be especially conscious of this responsibility.”

Members of Congress were graded based on 35 votes on issues ranging from public health protections to clean energy to land and wildlife conservation. According to the LCV, the 2011 Scorecard reflects the most anti-environmental session of the House of Representatives in history, featuring unparalleled assaults on our nation’s bedrock environmental and public health safeguards. In every case, Himes voted to protect the environment and uphold the principle that the best effect we can have on our planet is none at all.