State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury) has received a perfect “100” score from The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters on its 2014 Environmental Scorecard, which rate Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on key environmental bills.
“Protecting Connecticut’s environment is vital to preserving our high quality of life here in Connecticut,” said Sen. Hartley. “Our diverse forest, waterways and wildlife provide our state with unique recreational opportunities, local food production and hands on educational teaching. I am proud to bring attention to the needs and protection of Connecticut’s natural surroundings.”
The major issues tracked by CTLCV in 2014 were open space protection, state parks stewardship, tree trimming, water planning, Long Island Sound protection, genetically modified grass seed, children’s exposure to pesticides, toxins in the environment (in addition to pesticides), chemicals of high concern for children, fracking waste, methane gas leaks from natural gas delivery systems, outdoor wood-burning furnaces, the public’s right to comment on subdivision applications, repeal of environmental regulations, and exemption from penalties for first-time violators of environmental regulations.
The full report can be found at: http://www.ctlcv.org/
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit organization encompassing a lobbying arm, an educational wing, and a political action program.