HARTFORD — Folks who keep an eye on environmental issues gave state Rep. Rosa Rebimbas a good score for votes supporting green initiatives in Connecticut.
Rebimbas, who represents the 70th General Assembly District, scored 81 percent in the annual scorecard issued Thursday by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.
Among the environment-related bills supported by Rebimbas were ones created to protect children—a banning of the toxin BPA (bisphenol-A) in children’s products and a requirement that schools use environment-friendly cleaning products. Rebimbas also supported legislation aimed at enhancing non-motorized transportation alternatives including improving pedestrian and bicycle access and promoting healthy lifestyles.
“I’m proud of the efforts I have made on behalf of our environment,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Being ‘green’ is not just saying you care about the environment, you have to roll up your sleeves and do the work whether it’s cleaning litter from streets in Naugatuck or voting to ban dangerous chemicals that can harm our children.”
The scorecard grades lawmakers on their votes on 19 different bills related to the environment. Other bills scored include those on rivers and wetlands, solar power, open space and bottle recycling.