Hartford, Conn. (November 18, 2019) – The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) today released the 2019 Environmental Scorecard, a comprehensive review of the major environmental victories, challenges, wins and losses for Connecticut’s environment during the 2019 legislative session. CTLCV closely follows the voting record of each Connecticut senator and representative to determine the 2019 score, with 100% being a flawless supporter of Connecticut’s environment.
“The 2019 session was a major year for environmental policy in Connecticut, with the passage of the new plastic bag restrictions and greater investments into renewable energies,” said Lori Brown, Executive Director of CTLCV. “We saw many freshman lawmakers making real change in environmental policy, and we want to thank all of our environmental champions for their work. However, there are still many lawmakers who rank very low, and we hope to see them do better next session.”
“Connecticut has been paving the way forward as an environmental leader under the destructive Trump administration. Our state and federal lawmakers and representatives are fighting for our clean air, earth and water every day,” said Deputy Director of CTLCV Amanda Schoen. “We saw scores rise across the 2019 legislative session, and the Lamont administration has proven that we can make a real, long-lasting change while we fight for a sustainable future.”
While there were many accomplishments during the 2019 session, there were many critical bills that did not make it through the committees or the legislature. CTLCV anticipates seeing a return of the Bottle Bill, PFAs and additional measures addressing climate change during the 2020 session and will be counting on the continued support of their environmental sessions. For more information about critical environmental bills and to see how your representative scored in the 2019 scorecard, visit CTLCV.org/Scorecard.
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