As the only member of both the Environment and Public Works and the Energy and Natural Resources Committees, Senator Bernie Sanders has been a true champion for clean energy and the environment. He previously spent eight years as the Mayor of Burlington and eighteen years as Vermont’s sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The first bill Sanders introduced in the Senate sought reductions in carbon and other pollutants. Since the introduction of that bill in 2007, Sanders has continued the fight for energy independence, introducing a bill to place solar panels on ten million roofs and writing legislation to create green job training programs and support state-level programs to reduce energy use. He has offered countless amendments and supported many others to defend the EPA’s ability to regulate the dirtiest polluters, end fossil fuel subsidies, and provide incentives for renewable energies. Senator Sanders has an impressive 95% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.