2012 California Environmental Scorecard


39th Annual Guide to Environmental Legislation and Votes for the 2012 Legislative Year

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

Now available: The full 2012 California Environmental Scorecard (download PDF). Printed copies of the Scorecard were mailed to current CLCV members in April 2013.

Learn the scores using our handy interactive Scorecard tool below, which allows you to search by lawmaker, bill and issue area. Then, take action by telling your elected representatives whether or not you approve of their performance on the environment!

Year in Review

2012 was the second year of California’s two-year legislative session, as well as the final year for state Senate and Assembly districts drawn a decade ago to protect then-incumbent legislators. Amidst the session’s unfinished business, the state Capitol was full of lawmakers about to be thrown into redistricting chaos. Meanwhile, the perennially iconoclastic Governor Jerry Brown defied easy categorization in 2012. For the most part, he championed renewable energy and environmental protection; in particular, Governor Brown has acted decisively to address climate change by aggressively implementing the state’s renewable energy standard However, he welcomed exemptions and revisions to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California’s bedrock environmental law.

Against this backdrop, CLCV entered the 2012 legislative session with a steadfast commitment to five top legislative priorities that held true through the year... READ MORE >

Snapshot of the Numbers

Scorecard 2011 2012
Average of all Assemblymembers 67% 58%
Average Assembly Democrat Score 92% 84%
Average Assembly Republican Score 19% 7%
Perfect 100s      
(Atkins, Beall, Blumenfield, Brownley, Butler, Feuer, Hill, Huffman, B. Lowenthal, Monning, Skinner)
14 11
Average of all Senators 61% 52%
Average Senate Democrat Score 86% 82%
Average Senate Republican Score 18% 3%
Perfect 100s      
(Corbett, Evans, Hancock, Leno, Wolk)
6 5
Governor Jerry Brown 83% 75%

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