The Planning and Conservation League said Gov. George Deukmejian's grades are improving--a little.
At a press conference in Sacramento, league general counsel Corey Brown said the governor earned only a D-plus for his overall four-year record on environmental matters. But he boosted the grade to a C-minus for 1986.
Brown said the "report card" was devised by staff members of his nonpartisan research and lobby organization who spent several hundred hours analyzing Deukmejian's actions, and rated the governor toward the bottom of its scale because he failed to present "positive environmental programs."
The slightly better grade for 1986, he explained, was because Deukmejian kept the peripheral canal on the shelf, signed a bottle and can recycling bill and installed better leadership in the Department of Conservation.