The 2018 Environmental Scorecard is out now!
Learn how your legislators voted on climate change, clean energy, land conservation, water, toxics, and more.
Any legislative session can be chaotic and confusing. Our Scorecard provides clarity by explaining the bills we tracked, their effect on the environment, our position, and whether the legislation passed or failed. Now you can see exactly what happened at the State Capitol and what it means for the environment. Download your copy today!
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For nearly two decades, CTLCV has helped elect environmental champions and hold our legislators accountable for passing bills to protect our environment. Our annual Environmental Scorecard rates state legislators on key environmental priorities each year.
The legislation included in our Scorecard represents a diverse set of environmental concerns. CTLCV consults with other environmental groups, advocates, and stakeholders about key priorities and important initiatives. Throughout the legislative session, we track lawmakers' votes and send regular updates to legislators and our Members about the bills on our watchlist to be sure the pro-environment position is clear before any votes are cast.
CTLCV grades lawmakers on a 0 - 100% scale based on how they vote on key environmental bills in committees, the House, and the Senate. Their final score represents an average of their votes on those specific bills. Please note: CTLCV does NOT currently score absences or abstentions.
The 2017 legislative session was at times confusing, frustrating, and unpredictable. Environmental successes were few, and the state budget was punted to a special session which continued into 2018.
Wins included a relaxation of the water-secrecy rules in effect since 2002, the addition of a consumer advocate at the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), and a prohibition of coal-tar for use as a sealant on state and local highways.
But on the whole, the session represented numerous missed opportunities to protect the environment. How did your legislator fare?
Download the 2017 Environmental Scorecard to find out!
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