The budget proposal passed by both the House and the Senate includes plans to steal millions from state clean energy funds, including $30.4 million from the Clean Energy Financing and Investment Authority and $5 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative account. “Generations of smart New England farmers have known that in times of crisis, like famine and drought,” said Seth Kaplan, Vice President for Policy and Climate Advocacy, Conservation Law Foundation, “the last thing (literally) you should do is eat your seeds. It is a desperate acknowledgement that you have completely given up on the future.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CTLCV and other environmental groups.
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CTLCV issues the following strong statement today in response to a move by the legislature to back pedal on the state’s clean energy goals: “The legislature blew it,” they write. “The state legislature’s vote today to retreat from our state’s clean energy goals practically guarantees that we get locked into large, environmentally damaging HydroQuebec power to flood our energy market and damage the growing industry that creates jobs related to clean, renewable power in Connecticut.” Click for more from CTLCV.
CTLCV hosted its 13th Annual Environmental Summit in downtown Hartford on Dec. 6 with over 200 people in attendance. The overarching message that our state must not forgo environmental protection, even during dire fiscal times, was repeated throughout the day. Click on this environmental headline for more from CTLCV.
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has released a comprehensive transportation guide for Connecticut.
In an easy-to-read format, the guide is a call to action that promotes a vision for an efficient 21st Century transportation system.
It serves as a roadmap for the public, legislators and policy makers to build a better statewide transportation system that helps Connecticut economically, while respecting natural resources and sense of place.
Democratic State Representative candidate Christopher Phelps has been endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters. Phelps, current Portland School Board Chairman, has worked for many years as director of nonprofit public interest and environmental advocacy organizations. He is running in the Nov. 6 election for the 32nd District serving Cromwell and Portland. For more on
Hartford, CT (August 10, 2012) – Today, the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) named its slate of endorsed candidates for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in the November 6 elections. To date, CTLCV has endorsed a bipartisan slate of 27 candidates, all of whom demonstrate strong leadership on environmental issues. All endorsed candidates
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has named State Representative Phil Miller, who represents Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam in the Connecticut General Assembly, a ‘Legislative Champion’ for fighting proactively to promote the state’s open space plan and advancing the GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling bill.
State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) was recognized by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) as an Environmental Champion for the 2012 Legislative Session. Senator McKinney earned a perfect 100% voting record on bills scored by the League during the 2012 session. via McKinney named 2012 environmental champion | Acorn-Online.com.
In contrast to the situation in Washington, Connecticut made progress in 2011 at the state level on key issues such as energy policy, clean water funding, and reducing toxic chemicals that affect human health. “However, we are starting to feel the anti-environmental wave emanating from Washington,” CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown said.
January 12, 2012 Scope of Responsibilities: Serve as the political and legislative strategist for the organization, advocating for sound environmental policies, electing pro-environment candidates, and holding elected officials accountable: Work with Executive Director and board to develop the political strategy and oversee the strategy’s implementation. Research and help CTLCV engage in selected races for legislative
Environmental advocates discussed brownfields remediation, energy efficiency and disaster planning at the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters 12th annual Environmental Summit held at Capital Community College in Hartford last week. For more on this story, visit: Green groups lay out environmental focus for 2012 – Connecticut Post.
At the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters’ 12th Annual Environmental Summit in Hartford Tuesday afternoon, it was growth, not blocking bulldozers, that got the old hands and activists chattering, Rick Green of The Hartford Courant reports.
Connecticut League of Conservation Voters 2011 Environmental Summit, 2-6 p.m. Tomorrow! Dec. 6, in HartfordDec 6th, 2011 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
This year’s Summit promises engaging debate on key environmental issues to expect in 2012, legislative insights from top state leaders and advocates, and plenty of networking opportunities in a new location. We hope you will join us as the environmental community comes together to discuss what’s hot and what’s not, then stay and mingle during our reception at the end of the day.
Obsessed with creating jobs and facing increasing industry lobbying pressure, more Connecticut state lawmakers these days are voting against bills to protect the environment, according to one watchdog group. “The trend is not looking good,” says Lori Brown, executive director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, an organization that’s just issued its latest environmental
Good news and optimistic behavior doesn’t sell. A brief look at what dominates our airwaves and printed media gives ample testimony to this fact. Our interest is arrested by bad behavior, scandals, bickering and worse. But, occasionally, good news and cooperative behavior peeks through. Two instances of this occurred this week when Cornwall celebrated the
Connecticut lawmakers got caught up in the effort to weaken environmental protections that swept the nation this year. Legislators’ collective environmental voting records dropped in 2011, according to the annual Environmental Scorecard released by the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. “This trend shows all the more reason why the League’s voice is important at the Legislature to help preserve Connecticut’s natural resources,” said CTLCV Executive Director, Lori Brown.
This year’s Summit promises engaging debate on key environmental issues to expect in 2012, legislative insights from top state leaders and advocates, and plenty of networking opportunities in a new location.
CTLCV is rolling out a new e-letter called Connections to provide brief updates on transportation news, issues, policies and legislation that impact your quality of life here in Connecticut.
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters welcomes David Bingham, a Democrat, and G. Kenneth Bernhard, a Republican, as co-chairs of the CTLCV board of directors for 2011.
CTLCV is urging members of the legislative Regulation Review Committee to pass the streamflow standards and regulations scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Citizenz’ calls to legislators would be timely.