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CTLCV endorses Malloy in governor’s race

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a news conference at Union Station in New Haven to announce that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will undertake a $10 million project to upgrade the power supply for Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line beginning on Monday, February 3. The project will prevent the type of catastrophic power failure that occurred this past fall in Mount Vernon, New York, seriously disrupting service on the New Haven Line.

For the first time since its inception in 1998, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has chosen to endorse in a gubernatorial race. After interviewing both candidates, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has earned the CTLCV’s endorsement as a strong leader on protection of Connecticut’s environment. “It is not often that you have such a solid record for a candidate in making these decisions. Governor Malloy’s record has been exemplary,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director.

CTLCV Endorses 15 in Races for General Assembly Seats

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

Wednesday, the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) named its first slate of endorsed candidates for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in the November 4 elections.

CTLCV releases 15th Annual Legislative Scorecard

Aug 6th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has released its 2014 Environmental Scorecard, the latest in a 15-year series of documents which rate Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on key environmental bills.

Big wins for the environment in 2014 legislative session

May 12th, 2014 | By

A run down on the legislative session as seen from the eyes of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters

Environmental leaders very disappointed with Connecticut energy legislation (update)

Jun 4th, 2013 | By

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.

Legislature ‘blows it’ on energy bill vote: CT League of Conservation Voters

May 28th, 2013 | By

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.

Environmental Stewardship: The Core of Connecticut’s Economy, Health and Safety

Dec 27th, 2012 | By

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.

CTLCV releases ‘Getting Where You Want To Go’ transportation guide

Sep 12th, 2012 | By

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.

Phelps Endorsed by CTLCV

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

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

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CTLCV Endorses 27 in Races for General Assembly Seats

Aug 11th, 2012 | By

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

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CTLCV names Rep. Phil Miller ‘Legislative Champion’

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

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.

McKinney named 2012 environmental champion

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

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 |

LCV Delegation Scorecard Show Most Anti-Environmental Session in U.S. History

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

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.

CTLCV Political Director job description

Jan 11th, 2012 | By

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

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Green groups lay out environmental focus for 2012

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

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.

Environmentalists meet to plot strategy in Hartford

Dec 7th, 2011 | By

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 Hartford

Dec 6th, 2011 | By

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.

Are lawmakers’ economic worries trumping environmental protection efforts?

Nov 27th, 2011 | By

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

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EDITORIAL: Cooperative spirit

Nov 27th, 2011 | By

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

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‘Lawmaker support for the environment weakens in 2011’: CTLCV

Nov 15th, 2011 | By

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.