Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Representative Christine Palm (D) to represent the 36th House District of the CT General Assembly, including the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam. Over the years, she has become one of the most active and hardworking of our environmental champions.
For the past two years, Christine Palm has scored a 100% on our Environmental Scorecard. She is among a handful of legislators honored by CTLCV as an “Environmental Champion” both years.
This was a phenomenal year for climate action. As Vice Chair of the legislature’s Environment Committee, Representative Palm worked tirelessly to pass legislation crucial to our state, including the CT Clean Air Act that will greatly reduce pollution from transportation. These victories would not be possible without lawmakers who care and are committed to the environment.
Christine Palm successfully championed a multi-year effort to ensure that climate change education will now be taught in public schools. Her driving passion is to engage her constituents, especially youth, to have a stronger voice in shaping the environmental laws that guide our state. She also fought successfully this year for state funding to address the growing problem of invasive plants that are damaging our state’s lakes and rivers, and she pushed through legislation to eliminate toxic PFAS from our drinking water.
Looking ahead to 2023, Representative Palm promises to be front and center on legislation to manage our growing waste crisis, and she will continue to work on Environmental Justice laws that prevent new polluting facilities in vulnerable communities.
“There is no doubt that Christine Palm is a leading voice for the environment and for our state’s historic progress on climate legislation this year. She is an example of what every lawmaker should strive to be,” said CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown.
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, all candidates must have completed a Survey on the Environment. Endorsements are issued based on a candidate’s responses, their voting 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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