Rovero earns 100 percent on CTLCV's 2017 Environmental Scorecard

October 17, 2017

State Rep. Danny Rovero, D-Putnam, was one of nine legislators to receive a 100 percent on the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters’ 2017 Environmental Scorecard.

The scorecard – unveiled Sunday, Oct. 15 – evaluates how the state’s 36 senators and 151 members of the House of Representatives voted on important environmental issues. The scorecard is based on votes cast during the regular legislative session, which convened Jan. 4 and adjourned June 7.

CTLCV grades legislators on a 0 to 100 percent scale based on their votes on environmental bills in legislative committees, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Rovero was one of seven state representatives to earn a 100 percent on CTLCV’s scorecard. Two state senators also received 100 percent grades.

“I am proud and honored to have been recognized by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. As a state, we have the opportunity to become a national leader in the quest to protect our environment,” Rovero said. “During the 2017 legislative session, we took key steps toward protecting Connecticut’s natural assets. Next year, I hope to further these efforts by continuing to advocate for legislation that protects our environment, invests in our parks and reduces our carbon footprint.”

This year, the legislature passed key pro-environment bills such as:

  • House Bill 6008, “An Act Establishing an Independent Consumer Advocate for Metropolitan District of Hartford County Consumers.” This bill establishes an Independent Consumer Advocate who is tasked with keeping the public better informed and involved in major decisions concerning Connecticut’s water resources controlled by the Metropolitan District Commission.
  • House Bill 7221, “An Act Concerning Access to Water Planning Information.” This legislation changes how water company records are treated under the Freedom of Information Act and makes information on how to best manage the state’s water and enact a comprehensive statewide water plan more easily accessible to the public.
  • House Bill 5884, “An Act Prohibiting the Use of Coal Tar Sealants on State and Local Highways.” Studies show that coal tar-based sealants contain carcinogens that are harmful to human and aquatic life. Under this bill, the use of coal tar sealants is prohibited on any state or local highway.
Press Release: Rovero earns 100 percent on the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters' 2017 scorecard