ELECTIONS: Results | Endorsements | Candidate Survey | Survey Responses | Clean Energy Pledges | Dirty Dozen
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV)—a bipartisan organization dedicated to protecting our environment by making it a priority for our elected leaders—endorsed Vickie Nardello (D) to represent the 16th Senate District. Nardello previously represented the 89th House District until 2013, where she maintained a 97% Lifetime Score in CTLCV’s Environmental Scorecard. A strong advocate for clean energy, Nardello helped create the Connecticut Green Bank, our nation’s first bank dedicated to investing in clean energy projects. Her interest in growing Connecticut’s clean energy stands in sharp contrast to her opponent, Sen. Rob Sampson, who received an abysmal 31% in CTLCV’s 2018 Environmental Scorecard.
“Climate change is the issue of our generation, and Vickie knows clean energy is how we cut emissions, turn back the clock, and create new, green jobs,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “In the House, Vickie was a champion for clean energy. Her work establishing the Connecticut Green Bank made it possible for more businesses and residents in our state to invest in rooftop solar and other green solutions. She knows that when we grow the amount of clean energy Connecticut relies on, we’re not just cutting carbon emissions, we’re creating jobs in a growing, innovative field. Vickie is the leader we need to move Connecticut towards 100% clean energy.”
With the latest report from the United Nation saying we only have 10 years to cut emissions and act on climate change, we need leaders like Vickie Nardello who are committed to this fight. Her work to establish the Connecticut Green Bank and promote renewable energy make her the clear choice to lead our efforts to reduce emissions and combat climate change.
Vickie also signed our Clean Energy for All pledge, vowing to move Connecticut to 100% clean energy by 2050 or sooner. With Trump in the White House, we know we can't rely on Washington to cut our emissions. Instead, Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords, slashed clean car standards, and put polluters and coal lobbyists at the head of the EPA. We need leaders like Vickie here in Connecticut to make sure we stand a chance at fighting climate change, cutting our emissions, and creating new jobs in clean energy.
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, candidates must have completed the Survey on the Environment earlier this summer. All candidates running for legislative office were invited to complete the questionnaire, and CTLCV received over 100 responses. Endorsements are issued based on a candidate’s responses as well as additional information provided to CTLCV’s Endorsement Committee.
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