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Snyder Gets Low Grade from Sierra Club

The Sierra Club Michigan Chapter released its first gubernatorial scorecard Wednesday, that evaluates Rick Snyder’s performance on energy, environment, good government and related issues during his first three years as governor. Sierra Club Political Chairman Richard Barron says Governor Snyder scored a “somewhat pathetic” 22-percent reflecting a failing grade on 33 issues they examined. He says 78-percent of his decisions during Snyder’s term have allowed for unnecessary pollution of the state’s water, air and land, and undermined public health and good government. Mike Berkowitz, Sierra Club legislative and policial director, says the scorecard cited 21 bills signed by Governor Snyder that were a direct attack on the environment, and 4 bills that were a direct attack on good government, all of which have a serious impact on the public each day. The scorecard does credit Governor Snyder for signing legislation creating a Regional Transit Authority in Southeast Michigan, but is highly critical of legislation he signed to allow for a wolf hunt, among other things.

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