California Environmental Scorecard


42nd Annual Guide to Environmental Legislation and Votes for the 2015 Legislative Year

For more than four decades, CLCV has rated each member of the California Legislature on key environmental votes of the session in the California Environmental Scorecard.

You can also use our interactive Scorecard tool below, which allows you to search by lawmaker, bill, and issue area.

Year in Review

In 2015, California’s legislature passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed historic bills that will increase the state’s use of clean, renewable energy to 50% by the year 2030, more equitably distribute the benefits of clean energy to low-income families, ban microbeads from personal care products, automatically register millions more voters, and end California’s illegal ivory trade, among other important bills.

“Environmental champions in our legislature and advocates on the ground worked hard to pass clean air and clean energy bills that deliver benefits equitably to all residents, making California the undisputed national environmental leader,” said Sarah Rose, Chief Executive Officer, CLCV. “Most significantly, Californians made history by passing a first-in-the-nation law, SB 350, committing our state to increasing our use of clean, renewable energy to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in our buildings by the year 2030.”


Snapshot of the Numbers

Scorecard 2014 2015
Average of all Assemblymembers 68% 62%
Average Assembly Democrat Score 87% 89%
Average Assembly Republican Score 24% 9%
Perfect 100s: Assembly
(Atkins, Bloom, Bonta, Chau, Chiu, Chu, Dababneh, Eggman, Gomez, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Lopez, McCarty, Mullin, Rendon, Santiago, M. Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Williams, Wood)
24 21
Average of all Senators 69% 60%
Average Senate Democrat Score 90% 91%
Average Senate Republican Score 24% 2%
Perfect 100s: Senate      
(B. Allen, Block, Hancock, Hill, Jackson, Leno, de León, Liu, McGuire, Wieckowski, Wolk)
12 11
Governor Jerry Brown 92% 100%

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2016 California Environmental Scorecard

California Environmental Scorecard

New for the 2015 legislative session: The 42nd annual California Environmental Scorecard rates elected officials on 2015, another successful year for the environment in spite of heavy opposition from polluting industry.

Find out how your legislators did in 2015 in CLCV's California Environmental Scorecard.