RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — More than half of the senators in the North Carolina General Assembly received failing grades from an environmental group that tracked how they voted on several climate-related bills.
The group Climate Cabinet Action on Tuesday released a scorecard that assigns letter grades to every lawmaker in the state based on their votes on six pieces of legislation during the 2021-22 session.
The grades in the state senate broke overwhelmingly along party lines: Each of the 27 senators who received Fs were Republicans while each of the 20 with A+ grades were Democrats. Two Democrats received Cs and one Republican was given a D.
The split was slightly less partisan in the House of Representatives, where three Republicans earned Bs and three Democrats had Ds. But each of the 29 grades of A+ went to Democrats while all three Fs were given to Republicans.
They were graded on how they voted on the following bills, the group says:
- Choice of Energy (HB220)
- N.C. Managing Environmental Waste Act of 2021 (HB230)
- Efficient Government Building and Savings Act (HB245)
- Revise Health Standard for Lead (HB272)
- East Coast Greenway/State Trails (HB130)
- The Farm Act (HB605)