James Maroney


James Maroney



February 22, 2022

Senator James Maroney Achieves Perfect 100 Score on Environmental Issues

HARTFORD – State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) received a score of 100 from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) for his support of environmental public policy bills during last year’s 2021 legislative session.

The CTLCV released its annual scorecard today (https://www.ctlcv.org/scorecard2021.html), ranking all Connecticut legislators on their support or opposition to a variety of pro-environmental legislation designed to protect and improve Connecticut’s air, soil and water for generations to come.

The scorecard throws into sharp relief the difference between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to protecting the beauty of our natural environment: the average Senate Democrat scored a 97.5 (A+), while the average Senate Republican scored a 70 (C-) and the average House Republican scored a 58.7 (F).

“It is an honor to receive such a high score from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and recognition from them regarding my work on helping sustain a better environment in Connecticut,” said Sen. Maroney. “I will continue to encourage residents in our state to keep our environment clean and I will always work to address issues including pollution, waste disposal, and public health issues created by lack of cleanliness. Supporting our environment is very important in the 14th district as we have a very long coastline. We need to keep our water clean and protect all the other beautiful natural assets the Connecticut shoreline has to offer.”

The CTLCV says its biggest legislative wins last session were:

  • SB 1037 Modernizing and Expanding the “Bottle Bill”
  • SB 837 Restricting Toxic PFAS in Consumer Packaging and Firefighting Foam
  • SB 356 Energy Retrofits in Affordable Housing
  • SB 925 Wildlife Trafficking
  • SB 952 Energy Storage
  • SB 999 Workforce Development Programs for Renewable Energy
  • HB 6503 Composting
  • HJ 53 Long Island Sound Blue Plan

“We urge lawmakers to use this document as a framework for what is still urgently needed to address climate change, and to make significant and lasting investments in our state’s environment,” said CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown.

“All the available science proves that we are in a climate emergency. Lawmakers need to ramp- up their efforts to make the environment a priority this year,” said Megan Macomber, CTLCV Policy Advocate. “This is a critical year for legislators to rally their colleagues and push through bills that were stalled last year.”

For more than two decades, the CTLCV’s annual Environmental Scorecard rates state legislators on key environmental priorities each year. The CTLCV grades lawmakers on a scale of 0 – 100 based on how they vote on key environmental bills in committees, the House, and the Senate. Their final score represents an average of their votes on those specific bills.