Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Crisco earns perfect score on environment

HARTFORD - State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, D-Woodbridge, has received a perfect “100” score from The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters on its 2014 Environmental Scorecard, which rates Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on key environmental bills.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that the quality of Connecticut’s environment is one of the overwhelming reasons for our quality of life here in the state," Crisco said.
"We in the legislature take protecting our environment very seriously, because it is something that is enjoyed by all and which affects each and every one of us. I believe that commitment shows in the health of our water, our air, and our open spaces,” Crisco said. 
“I want to thank the CTLCV for its ongoing 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.

Also, 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.

This is a press release from Crisco's office.

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