2013 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

Ben Unger

D - Hillsboro, Representative, District 29
Ben Unger
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2013 Score

Lifetime Score: 100%

Rising Star
The 100 Club

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Rising Star

Raised on a farm in Washington County, Representative Unger gets it: our land use system is critical to protecting farm and forest land. One of the few freshman legislators to earn a gavel, Rep. Unger was a crucial champion in his role as Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources. We don’t usually name a “Rising Star,” but Rep. Unger earned this special distinction.

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House Votes

BillVote
HB 2259Water Resources Department Feespro-environment-vote
HB 2396Woody Debris Protectionspro-environment-vote
HB 2427Canola Ban in Willamette Valleyexcused-environment-vote
HB 2893Residential Renewable Energypro-environment-vote
HB 3098Youth Campspro-environment-vote
Special FocusHB 3162Toxics Disclosurepro-environment-vote
HB 3267Malheur Supersitingpro-environment-vote
Special FocusHB 3364Integrated Pest Managementpro-environment-vote
Major ThreatSB 246Industrial Landspro-environment-vote
SB 260Connect Oregonpro-environment-vote
SB 306Carbon Tax Studypro-environment-vote
SB 602Waldo Lakepro-environment-vote
OCN Priority BillSB 692Energy Efficiencypro-environment-vote
OCN Priority BillSB 838Suction Dredge Mining Limitspro-environment-vote
Major ThreatSB 863Preemption of Local GMO Lawsexcused-environment-vote

OLCV Scores

YearScore
2013100%

Because they are so important, SB 488, SB 838, and SB 692 - OCN's Priorities for a Healthy Oregon - are double-counted in the scores. HB 3162, equally important and part of an OLCV Special Focus on Toxics, is also double-counted in the scores.

pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excusedlegislator whose score is 90% or greater
 
 

About OLCV

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization with a simple mission: to pass laws that protect Oregon's environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

For more information about OLCV, visit our website at olcv.org.

About the Scorecard

For more than 40 years, OLCV has protected Oregon's natural legacy. An essential part of our work is holding our elected officials accountable. The OLCV Environmental Scorecard is not only one of our most important accountability tools, but also a tradition. The first scorecard was published in 1973.

By sharing how each member of the Legislature voted on the most critical conservation bills, we help Oregonians understand whether legislators listened to their constituents, or if they listened to special interest groups instead. It also serves as a summary of environmental bills and includes special recognition of the legislative champions.