Hartford, CT (August 5, 2010) – The scores are in. And state legislators let their environmental grades slip in the 2010 legislative session, according to the 2010 Annual Environmental Scorecard released today by the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV). Citizens who want a sense of how their state legislators performed on environmental issues this year should take a look at their rankings.
In the face of record-setting budget deficits, many legislators and business leaders seemed inclined to blame the economic downturn on the Department of Environmental Protection, in particular, and environmental regulations, in general. In the first months of the session, the state’s most important protections for air, water, and land appeared at risk of dissolution.