Note: This post has been updated to include a statement by Rep. Scott Perry and some clarifications by a spokeswoman for the group.
Congressman Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township, is considered a “Dirty Air Villain” by new website WhoVotesDirty.com.
Put together by NRDC Action Fund — a national group to promote legislation that “jump-starts the clean energy economy, reduces pollution, and sustains vibrant communities for all Americans” — tracks how members of Congress, including senators, have voted on legislation with the “greatest impact or potential to impact clean air and climate policy.”
Perry has a 100 percent negative rating across 19 tracked votes on the website.
That percentage ranking is based on how often a member voted “the wrong way” on climate and clean air legislation and amendments tracked by the website, said Melissa Harrison, the communications director for the NRDC Action Fund. There will be a varying number of votes for each member based on how many votes they made and how long they’ve been voting.
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