The people who keep a watchful eye on statewide environmental issues gave Rep. Rebimbas a good score for votes supporting green initiatives in Connecticut.
Rebimbas, who represents the 70th General Assembly District, scored 90 percent in the annual environmental scorecard issued Tuesday by the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.
Among the environment-related bills supported by Rebimbas were ones to ban bisphenol-A (BPA) in cash register receipt paper, a paint stewardship program for the collection, recycling and disposal of unwanted paint containers, and provisions to allow owners of forested land to enroll in the state’s forest preservation program without penalty.
“I work hard to be a good steward for the environment of our state and I’m proud to once again be recognized by the bipartisan League of Conservation Voters,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Keeping the needs of Connecticut’s residents in mind while trying to reduce our impact on the environment is a difficult task, but I believe we can achieve a balance that promotes a sustainable future.”
The scorecard grades lawmakers on their votes on 12 different bills related to the environment. Other bills scored include those on the environmental permitting processes, water management regulations, clean water projects, open space, and farmland preservation.