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.
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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.
Hartford, CT (August 5, 2010) – The scores are in. And state legislators let their environmental grades slip in the 2010 legislative session, according to the 2010 Annual Environmental Scorecard released today by the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV). Citizens who want a sense of how their state legislators performed on environmental issues this