Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Senator Christine Cohen (D) to represent the 12th Senate District of the Connecticut General Assembly including the towns of Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, and North Branford.
Christine Cohen has earned a perfect 100% rating on CTLCV’s Environmental Scorecard for the past two years. She is among a handful of legislators who has been consistently honored by CTLCV as an “Environmental Champion”.
As Senate Chair of the Environment Committee, Christine Cohen is in charge of passing major environmental legislation every session. These bills combat climate change, reduce carbon emissions, protect clean water, promote recycling, create more sustainable waste management, and ban harmful chemicals like PFAS and Chlorpyrifos. Without her tenacity and dedication to environmental policies, key bills this session would not have gone forward.
Senator Cohen made sure that sweeping climate legislation was front and center this year. Her leadership ensured passage of the CT Clean Air Act, which makes monumental investments in clean transportation and will reduce diesel pollution from trucks and buses, among other advances.
Looking ahead, Senator Cohen will continue to move important legislation in 2023. She plans to focus on the growing waste crisis in our state with better recycling and diverting food waste for composting. She will work to ban expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) waste, fund PFAS remediation, and reduce second-generation rodenticides that are killing our state’s raptors. She will continue to address Environmental Justice laws to prevent waste and carbon-generating facilities from being permitted in areas already overburdened by pollution.
“Senator Christine Cohen’s ability to get bills over the finish line makes her an invaluable asset and a shining example of leadership as a state lawmaker. We need her to remain at the frontline of advocacy for environmental legislation at the Capitol,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director.
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, all candidates must have completed a Survey on the Environment. Endorsements are issued based on candidates’ responses, their record in our Scorecard, and their demonstrated leadership on specific issues.
The CT League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) is a nonpartisan statewide organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut’s environment. CTLCV works to pass equitable and sustainable legislation that impacts our air, land, water, wildlife, and climate and holds all state legislators accountable with an annual Environmental Scorecard. Visit ctlcv.org for more information on CTLCV.
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