Environmentalists aren't thrilled at prospects of Mary Landrieu heading Energy Committee

It's not that Landrieu's record on the environment is entirely negative, said Tiernan Sittenfeld, senior vice president of government affairs for the League of Conservation Voters. She credits Landrieu with effective advocacy in helping push through the Restore Act, which will funnel 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to the five Gulf states. It could generate billions of dollars for coastal restoration projects in Louisiana. "But I should point out that she has the lowest lifetime support for the environment on our scorecard of votes - 49 percent - of any Democrat currently in the Senate, Sittenfeld said. In 2012, Landrieu had a score of 50 percent on a range of issues - including the Restore Act, and bills to limit regulation of emissions from industrial boilers and Clean Water regulations for runoff from farms."

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