November 18, 2019

Sen. Abrams Named “Environmental Champion” by the CT League of Conservation Voters for Her Exemplary Voting Record on Pro-Environment Legislation, Earns 100% Score

HARTFORD, CT – State Senator Mary Daugherty Abrams (D– Meriden, Middlefield, Rockfall, Middletown, Cheshire) has scored a 100 on the 2019 Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) annual Environmental Scorecard, reflecting the senator’s effectiveness in advocating and voting for pro-environment legislation affecting Connecticut and its 3.5 million citizens. Sen. Abrams was additionally named one of the CTLCV’s Environmental Champions for her work in helping pass the State Water Plan.

“I am honored to receive this score from the League of Conservation Voters,” said Sen. Abrams. “Protecting the environment is of paramount importance—we need to do whatever we can to keep our air and water clean, protect our forests and wildlife, and safeguard the future of our planet. We owe this not just to ourselves, but to future generations who will be effected by our environmental choices today.”

The CTLCV grading scale ranges from 0-to-100 percent, and is based on how legislators vote on key environmental bills during the committee period of session and on the House and Senate floor.

The final score is an average of their votes on specific pro-environment bills the CTLCV has picked. Absences and abstentions are not factored into the CTLCV’s grading system.

The legislative priorities included in CTLCV’s scorecard covers a wide, diverse range of environmental concerns. The CTLCV seeks the counsel of other environmental groups, advocates and stakehold

ers to determine their priorities. CTLCV’s legislative victories this session includes:

  • Offshore Wind legislation (PA 19-71)
  • Plastic Bag Ban (PA 19-117)
  • State Water Plan (HJR 171)
  • Fracking Waste Ban (PA 19-112)
  • Solar Net-Metering (PA 19-35)

A full copy of the 2019 Scorecard is available here.