I am not surprised. More Republicans than Democrats in Senate.
Also, there was a recent survey, done here in Bellingham, about how people transport themselves. The survey concluded that people "talk green," but still rely on the automobile for a very high percentage of trips.
The "green means" of transportation, such as walking, bicycling or public transit, only account for a small percentage of trips.
In other words, talk is green, but not action.
The study also has funding to sit down with people and discuss transportation choices. It reported an increase in the use of "green travel," after people were counselled, one to one, on their options.
This second part of the study was encouraging.
Basically, many green talkers are hypocrites, before the study, but after the one on one counselling part of that study, people improved.