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Zell Miller on Environment


Protection of 100,000 Georgia acres is great achievement

One of our biggest success stories has been Preservation 2000, our program to protect more than 100,000 acres of natural land. Places like Little Tybee Island, Tallulah Gorge and Smithgall Woods. You are looking at someone shaped by that rugged land, because your Governor is a product of the North Georgia mountains. We created Preservation 2000 with ambitious goals to protect 100,000 acres of wildlife habitat and save it for future generations.
Source: State of the State Address, Georgia Jan 15, 1998

River Care 2000: protect 5,700 acres of habitat

Governor Zell Miller today announced a new partnership in his River Care 2000 program, plus the acquisition of 5,700 acres of land to protect and improve the management of Georgia’s rivers and streams. “Georgia’s rivers are critical to the future success of this state,” Governor Miller said. Our rivers are essential to our water supply and electric power generation, and our rivers and waterways are home to fish and wildlife habitat.“

”The goal of River Care 2000 is simple,“ Governor Miller said. ”To ensure our rivers are preserved for generations to come.“ Established in 1995, River Care 2000 is designed to protect and preserve the more than 70,150 miles of freshwater rivers and streams in Georgia. The program is modeled after Governor Miller’s highly successful Preservation 2000 program, which since 1991 has acquired more than 101,000 acres of natural lands at 56 sites throughout the state for conservation, habitat protection and public recreational purposes.

Source: Press Release, “River Care 2000” Sep 11, 1996

Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior.

Vote to confirm the nomination of Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. [Ms. Norton generally favors conservative or libertarian stances on the environment.]
Bill Confirmation vote ; vote number 2001-6 on Jan 30, 2001

Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes.

Miller scores 0% by the LCV on environmental issues

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the political voice of the national environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress and White House. We run tough and effective campaigns to defeat anti-environment candidates, and support those leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for America. Through our National Environmental Scorecard and Presidential Report Card we hold Congress and the Administration accountable for their actions on the environment. Through regional offices, we build coalitions, promote grassroots power, and train the next generation of environmental leaders. The 2003 National Environmental Scorecard provides objective, factual information about the environmental voting records of all Members of the first session of the 108th Congress. This Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which Members of Congress should be graded. LCV scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including environmental health and safety protections, resource conservation, and spending for environmental programs. Scores are calculated by dividing the number of pro-environment votes by the total number of votes scored. The votes included in this Scorecard presented Members of Congress with a real choice on protecting the environment and help distinguish which legislators are working for environmental protection. Except in rare circumstances, the Scorecard excludes consensus action on the environment and issues on which no recorded votes occurred.

Source: LCV website 03n-LCV on Dec 31, 2003

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