100% Score On Environmental Issues In 2019

November 26, 2019

One of the benefits of serving on the Energy & Technology Committee was being able to shape some of the committee’s legislation. I’m on the side that’s for protecting people and the environment and enabling growth in alternative energy sources in order to move us away from fossil fuel pollution. Our work shows that we can move these initiatives forward while preventing damage to our pristine open spaces for future generations.

The CTLCV’s criteria focused on 22 pieces of legislation introduced in the spring, including the following landmark measures:

HB 7156 Offshore Wind Development – This renewable energy reform authorized the procurement of 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy, clearing the way for Connecticut to become a leader in the field.​

HJ 171 State Water Plan - The resolution enshrined water as a public trust resource and established a framework from which the state can work to best manage this responsibility.

SB 753 Fracking Waste Ban – This measure expanded the state’s current fracking ban to cover all gas and oil operations.

I would like to thank the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for the hard work and unwavering focus on making sure we keep environmental issues on the radar in Hartford.

The full list of bills that were considered by the CTLCV in their grading process can be accessed alongside legislator scores on their website.