July 12, 2012
BRIDGEPORT REPS RECEIVE PERFECT RATING
FROM ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP
CT League of Conservation Voters Give the Legislators 100% on Annual Scorecard
The (CTLCV) awarded State Representatives Andres Ayala, Jack Hennessy, Don Clemons, Jr., Charlie Stallworth and Ezequiel Santiago of Bridgeport 100 percent ratings for their support and advocacy of environmental initiatives in CTLCV’s 2012 Environmental Scorecard.
"One of the best legacies we can leave our children for generations to come is a cleaner, healthier environment," Rep. Ayala said. "Supporting laws to help us clean up the environment is essential to achieving that goal.”
“Environmental concerns were one of the motivations for me to seek elected office. We have such a beautiful state, but it’s overdeveloped, producing flooding and degradation of Long Island Sound,” Rep. Hennessy said. “It’s an uphill battle to undo the harm already done, but I will keep focusing on finding ways to address these issues and prioritizing our responsibility as environmental stewards.”
“One of the greatest struggles of our big cities is environmental health and overall pollution,” Rep. Clemons said. “I will continue to do anything I can as a legislator to support environmentally friendly legislation.”
“The earth is our home. Though past generations did not have the technology and research we have on environmental health, the mantle falls on us to do all we can to make environmental hazards a thing of the past. As a legislator, I'm committed to a healthy and protected environment,” Rep. Stallworth said.
“I am so pleased with the results of the CTLCV Scorecard this year. The district I represent is adjacent to Long Island Sound where preserving the natural habitat for future generations is essential for a better quality of life,” Rep. Santiago said. “We have to put health before profits and ensure that environmental impact is determined before moving forward with any type of development.”
The annual environmental scorecard grades state lawmakers based on how they vote on significant environmental legislation. This year the scorecard grades legislators' votes on 15 bills that came up during the 2012 legislative session.
Formed in 1998, the bipartisan CTLCV works on laws that affect Connecticut's air, water, wildlife, open space, transportation, energy choices, and health.