Gutknecht’s conservation record
Gil Gutknecht declined to participate in an environmental forum held in Rochester on Oct. 5, citing a busy schedule.
Tim Walz attended and discussed a variety of subjects, including the need to seek alternative non-polluting sources of energy, global warming, ways to improve the water quality of our lakes and rivers, and preservation of our wilderness areas.
Although Rep. Gutknecht did not attend, we do have his voting record. The non-partisan League of Conservation Voters Scorecard gave him scores of 0 percent, 0 percent, 25 percent, and 0 percent over the past four years for his legislative votes on environmental issues This is the lowest score among all the members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation.
Tim Walz will bring to Congress a Minnesota concern for the environment and its importance to our health and quality of life, something which has been lacking from our current representative.
Jon E. Rosenblatt