Cathy Osten


Cathy Osten



February 22, 2022

Senator Osten Achieves Perfect 100 Score on Environmental Issues

HARTFORD – State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) has received a perfect score of 100 from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) for her support of environmental public policy bills during last year’s 2021 legislative session.

The CTLCV released its annual scorecard (

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.

“Eastern Connecticut is a land of farms and agriculture, of trout streams and state forests, and home to thriving economic powerhouse employers like Hillendale Farms and Prides Corner,” Sen. Osten said. “We know the value of a sound environment out here, and I know the value of sound environmental policies for Connecticut and its people. I’m proud of my perfect score from the Connecticut League of Conservation voters.”

  • 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.