Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Representative Jonathan Steinberg (D) to represent the 136th House District of the CT General Assembly, including the town of Westport.
Jonathan Steinberg has earned a perfect 100% rating on CTLCV’s Environmental Scorecard for the past two years.
“Representative Steinberg is one of our most reliable and effective allies at the state legislature,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director.
Over many years, Representative Steinberg has championed some of Connecticut’s most significant environmental wins. He led the effort to pass our first statewide water plan, helped to modernize our recycling laws (aka the “Bottle Bill”), and passed restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals that contaminate our drinking water.
As Chair of the Public Health Committee, he played a central role this year in improving indoor air quality in schools by securing funds to replace and upgrade school HVACs. He plans to extend this work to nursing homes. He also worked hard to pass the Climate Mitigation Act that requires Connecticut to supply 100% of its electricity from clean sources by 2040.
Looking ahead, Representative Steinberg plans to focus his efforts on our state’s waste management crisis by supporting environmentally responsible solutions such as composting food waste and reducing the use of styrofoam in schools and restaurants.
“Jonathan Steinberg is an effective leader who has long championed policies to protect our land, air, water, and climate. Our state is a cleaner, healthier place to live because of his lifelong dedication to the environment,” said Brown
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, all candidates must have completed a Survey on the Environment. Endorsements are issued based on candidates’ responses, voting records in our Scorecard, and 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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