112th Congressional Clean Water Report Card
Unprecedented Attacks on Clean Water
Our nation relies on clean water. We need it to drink, to grow our crops, and supply our food. Many of us depend on it for the things we enjoy most: swimming, boating, duck hunting, paddling, and fishing. However, in the 112th Congress we have seen an unprecedented attack from U.S. House of Representatives Leadership on clean water. The House has voted for endangering the drinking water sources of 117 million Americans, allowing the direct discharge of pesticides into our waterways without permits and stopping strong safeguards on coal ash and mountaintop removal pollution -- just to name a few.
About the Report Card
These "report cards" contain information about specific water legislation voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives from January 2011 to October 2012. Based on how members voted on critical water legislation, the Sierra Club ranked each member of the House with a grading system of A+, A, B, C, D, F. Each member of the House has a report card describing their votes on clean water. These grades are complied and used by the Federal Policy Team in the Sierra Club's Washington DC office to guide our lobbying efforts.
You can also view detailed information on each vote used in the Clean Water Report Card, as well as the raw data on congressional votes. (Both files are PDFs)