The Environmental Working Group has released a report showing the voting record, on toxic pollution votes, of every member of the U.S. House of Representatives. / Courtesy EWG

The Environmental Working Group has released its EWG Action Fund’s Toxic Chemical Policy Scorecard. This report shows the voting record, on toxic pollution votes, “of every member of the U.S. House of Representatives” — in effect, it creates a “toxic chemical policy scorecard so you can know where your member stands,” says its website, www.ewg.org.

To see and/or download the Toxic Chemical Policy Scorecard, visit https://www.ewgaction.org/protectyourhealth/EWG-Action-Fund-Reg-Reform.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201809C4ScorecardRelease.

How to read the scorecard


The EWG explains, “The scorecard is organized alphabetically by state and then numerically by congressional district.
Next to the representative’s name, we (EWG) have listed 17 bills and indicated when the representative voted to strengthen (green checkmark) or weaken (red X-mark) policy related to chemicals in the environment.
We (EWG) calculated the percentage of their votes that were pro-environment and gave each member a score. The higher the score, the more they voted to protect our environment and health.”