Rep. Chuck Kruger, D-Thomaston, received a perfect rating in the 127th Legislature from Maine Conservation Voters. He has also earned a perfect lifetime rating for his environmental voting record throughout his four terms in the Maine House.

“Maine’s economy relies on our natural environment, and it is our responsibility to help keep it clean and beautiful now and for generations to come,” Kruger said. “I plan to continue this work after I leave office.”

The statewide environmental advocacy group took into account nine key bills from the 127th Legislature. The bills included measures to protect water from metallic mining pollution and taxpayers from cleanup costs; establish a comprehensive solar policy to create jobs, reduce energy costs and mitigate climate change; require the governor to release millions of dollars in voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future Program bonds; restore energy efficiency funding to the Efficiency Maine Trust; prevent unsustainable timber harvesting on public lands; and prioritize stewardship and recreational uses of public lands.

The full scorecard can be found at mlcv.org.

Kruger is serving his fourth term in the Maine House and represents Cushing, South Thomaston, St. George, Thomaston and Matinicus Isle Plantation, plus the unorganized territories of Criehaven and Muscle Ridge Islands Townships. He is the House chair of the Government Oversight Committee.