CTLCV is a bipartisan, statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut's environment by making it a priority for our elected leaders.
As a legislative watchdog, CTLCV works in concert with Connecticut's environmental advocacy groups to identify and highlight important bills impacting our air, water, wildlife, open space, and our health.
CTLCV also supports pro-environment candidates for political office at election time and holds state legislators accountable for their votes in an annual Environmental Scorecard.
WHAT WE DO
How CTLCV Got Started... By Advocates, for Advocates, for the Environment
The fire was going out by 1990s. But where was everybody?
The fire in the Connecticut legislature that produced laws to protect coastal marshes, safeguard inland wetlands, clean up the rivers, stop throwing out garbage and hazardous waste wherever was handy, save natural areas and species living there, establish agencies to protect the environment, save farmland...that fire was going out.
A dwindling few defenders, with names like Mushinsky, Stratton, Gunther and others remained in the General Assembly, but they felt beleaguered. Where were their allies? All that had been won was in danger of being lost through laws pushed through in the veiled darkness of the legislative process, without any public awareness or accountability.
That was why the League was formed. So that we could keep an eye on things. Elect more defenders of the environment. Let voters know what was going on. Give the environment a political voice that was unsafe to ignore.