Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Representative Lucy Dathan (D) to represent the 142nd House District of the CT General Assembly including the towns of Norwalk and New Canaan.
For the past two years, Representative Lucy Dathan has earned a perfect 100% rating on CTLCV’s Environmental Scorecard.
Representative Dathan was a leading voice for environmental bills this year. She helped make this one of the most successful sessions in recent memory for strong action on climate backed by game-changing investments in clean transportation to reduce polluting emissions. These wins would not be possible without lawmakers like Lucy Dathan who worked hard to pass the CT Clean Air Act.
As Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee, Representative Dathan is directly involved in funding environmental initiatives included in the budget of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Looking ahead to the 2023 session, Representative Dathan will focus on developing new waste management systems and supporting critical investments that address compostable food waste. She will continue to champion legislation to reduce the amounts of plastic and styrofoam headed to landfills or polluting the environment where they endanger wildlife.
“Lucy Dathan is an effective leader and a passionate voice for the environment. She has worked hard to pass laws that prioritize conservation and clean energy that benefit her district and the entire state of Connecticut.”
Representative Dathan has also been a champion of pesticides and toxic chemicals. Last year, she fought successfully to restrict PFAS chemicals that pollute our drinking water. This year, she voted to ban Chlorpyrifos, a major win this session. In 2023, she is determined to reduce the use of chemicals such as neonicotinoids that are devastating pollinators, and rodenticides that are poisoning raptors and endangering wildlife.
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, all candidates must have completed a Survey on the Environment. Endorsements are issued based on candidates’ responses, voting records, 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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