Reveals Where Legislators Stand on Climate Change, Clean Energy, Land Conservation, and More
Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters released its annual Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard represents a diverse set of environmental concerns and rates how state lawmakers voted on key bills.
“Voters deserve to know where their elected officials stand on climate change and the environment,” said CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown. “With the Scorecard, you can see if your legislator took the side of clean air and water, or if they bowed to special interests, utility companies, or the fossil fuel industry.”
The Environmental Scorecard provides a list of bills impacting the environment legislators considered during the 2018 Legislative Session, as well as explanations of each bill’s purpose, CTLCV’s position, and whether the legislation passed or failed. The legislative session can be confusing, chaotic, and complicated. CTLCV’s Scorecard makes it easy to understand what these bills really did and how your senator and representative voted.
“Our Scorecard is a tool for voters,” said CTLCV Board of Directors Co-Chair Mary Hogue. “When you see candidates at forums or knocking on doors, you can use the Scorecard to ask them about their votes and let them know where you stand.”
Throughout the legislative session, CTLCV tracks lawmakers' votes and sends regular updates to legislators and our membership to be sure the pro-environment position is clear before any votes are cast.
CTLCV grades lawmakers on a 0-100% scale based on their votes on key environmental bills in committees, the House, and the Senate. Their final score represents an average of their votes on those specific bills.
This information is paid for by the CTLCV Political Action Committee. This message was made independent of any candidate or political party. Contributions to the CTLCV PAC of $5,000 or more were made by CTLCV, Inc. and David Bingham. Additional information about the CTLCV PAC may be found on the State Elections Enforcement Commission's website (ct.gov/seec).