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February 11, 2014
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Disparity in Conservation league ratings

Members of Nevada’s congressional delegation received a wide range of marks in the annual League of Conservation Voters ratings.

The league each year produces a National Environmental Scorecard to rate members of Congress on the environment and public-health safeguards.

League officials say this year’s ratings produced all-time lows for House Republicans including Mark Amodei, who got a score of 4 percent.

Fellow House Republican Joe Heck scored 14 percent, while the other GOP member of the delegation, Sen. Dean Heller, received a mark of 23 percent.

By contrast, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s score was 100 percent in the scorecard, which considered votes on 13 Senate bills and 28 House bills. Those measures include issues from public health to clean energy, land and wildlife conservation.

He was followed closely by Democratic Rep. Dina Titus, who scored 93 percent on the survey.

The remaining member, Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, scored 54 percent.

The average House score nationwide was 43 percent, while senators averaged 58 percent.

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