This is the first Scorecard that CTLCV has produced since the Covid-19 pandemic abruptly ended the 2020 legislative session before significant votes could be cast.
The release of this report coincides with the beginning of the 2022 legislative session, emphasizing the unfinished business of the prior two years.
We urge lawmakers to use this document as a framework for what is still urgently needed to address climate change, and to make significant and lasting investments in our state’s environment.
For the League’s members, the Environmental Scorecard is an important tool when it comes to holding lawmakers accountable for their positions on issues and sets the stage for the next session's environmental priorities.
To produce the Scorecard, CTLCV works with environmental organizations across the state to identify and track important bills, then works with advocates and legislative champions to move the issues through the legislature. In 2021, many pro-environment bills were carried over from the aborted session in 2020, but still could not make it through both House and Senate. Download the 2021 Environmental Scorecard here to see the full report.
For more than 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 watchlistto 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.
This election information is paid for by the CTLCV Political Action Committee. This message was made independent of any candidate or political party. Contributions to the CTLCV PAC of $5,000 or more were made by CTLCV, Inc., LCV, Inc., and David Bingham. Additional information about the CTLCV PAC may be found on the State Elections Enforcement Commission's website (ct.gov/seec).