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Fossil-Fuel Friendly Group Scores Many Michigan Congressional Democrats 0%

Republicans straggle between Amash and Walberg at 100% and Upton at 61%

The fossil-fuel friendly American Energy Alliance has released its 2020 energy scorecard, rating current members of Congress on their support for the continued use and development of fossil fuels.

The rankings compare members on votes and bill sponsorships during their current terms, two years for House members and up to six years for senators, according to a Sept. 16 press release.

In the U.S. House, Michigan Republicans Justin Amash and Tim Walberg received 100% voting/sponsorship rankings from the alliance. The rest of the Republicans were: John Mitchell, 94%; John Moolenaar, 89%; Bill Huizenga, 88%; Jack Bergman, 83%; and Fred Upton, 61%.

The alliance’s positions on bills and votes found zero support for many Michigan Democrats in the House and Senate. That includes zero percent for House members Debbie Dingell, Dan Kildee, Brenda Lawrence, Andy Levin, Elissa Slotkin, Haley Stevens and Rashida Tlaib. Senator Debbie Stabenow  also received a zero on the group’s scored votes and sponsorships. Senator Gary Peters received 10%.

“Those who support affordable energy should be retained by voters and those who do not should be held accountable,” the alliance said in its press release.

Correction: Gary Peters' score was incorrectly stated. 

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