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Leah Vukmir on Environment

 

 


Many EPA actions are over-regulation

Q: Support cutbacks of Environmental Protection Administration?

Tammy Baldwin (D): No. Will continue to try to restore full EPA funding & oppose new cuts.

Leah Vukmir (R): Likely yes. Board member of ALEC, which considers many EPA actions overregulation.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Wisconsin Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Allow the sale of raw unpasteurized dairy products

Legislative Summary: Senate Bill 434: Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk, buttermilk, butter, and cream.

Wisconsin Radio Network analysis: State Representative Chris Danou says allowing on farm sales of raw, unpasteurized milk could provide a new source of revenue for the state's hard pressed dairy farmers. "It allows the farmer essentially to capture some more of the retail dollar," says the Trempeleau Democrat. Danou says some consumers "are willing to pay a premium" for raw milk.

Veto Message:The public health community has been nearly unanimous in their opposition to this proposal. I cannot ignore the potential harmful health effects of consuming unpasteurized milk that have been raised by many groups.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 25-8-0 on Apr/15/10; Passed Assembly 60-35-4 on Apr/22/10; State Rep. Leah Vukmir voted YES; Vetoed by Governor Jim Doyle on May/19/10

Source: Wisconsin Radio Network on Wisconsin SB 434 voting records , Apr 22, 2010

Rated 21% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes.

Vukmir scores 21% by the LCV on environmental issues - WI League of Conservation Voters (Lifetime Scores, 2014)

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the political voice of the national environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress and White House. We run tough and effective campaigns to defeat anti-environment candidates, and support those leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for America. Through our National Environmental Scorecard and Presidential Report Card we hold Congress and the Administration accountable for their actions on the environment. Through regional offices, we build coalitions, promote grassroots power, and train the next generation of environmental leaders. The 2003 National Environmental Scorecard provides objective, factual information about the environmental voting records of all Members of the first session of the 108th Congress. This Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which Members of Congress should be graded. LCV scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including environmental health and safety protections, resource conservation, and spending for environmental programs. Scores are calculated by dividing the number of pro-environment votes by the total number of votes scored. The votes included in this Scorecard presented Members of Congress with a real choice on protecting the environment and help distinguish which legislators are working for environmental protection. Except in rare circumstances, the Scorecard excludes consensus action on the environment and issues on which no recorded votes occurred.

Source: LCV website 03n-LCV on Dec 31, 2003

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