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La. Delegation Gets Mediocre Environmental Score

Louisiana's congressional delegation got alukewarm vote of confidence for 2009 by the League of ConservationVoters, an environmental group that's issued scorecards on Congressfor 30 years.

In the scorecard, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., got high markswhile U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., got a low score. In the House,U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-La., got the highest score whileRepublicans John Fleming and Steve Scalise got the lowest.

The group says the scores were based on 11 Senate and 13 Housevotes related to issues concerning energy, climate change, the useof public lands and water and wildlife conservation.

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