State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) has been recognized by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) as an Environmental Champion for the 2012 legislative session. Rep. Lavielle also earned a perfect 100% score on bills scored by the CTLCV.
During the 2012 legislative session, Rep. Lavielle co-sponsored bills that will protect open space; reduce harmful levels of phosphorus in Connecticut’s rivers, lakes, and streams; provide better, timely information to address sewage spills; and modernize the state’s coastal zone management laws in a way that balances environmental concerns with the rights of property owners.
Rep. Lavielle also fought successfully to kill legislation that would have weakened legal protections for municipalities that allow free public access to open space. She had played an active role in passing legislation to obtain those protections during the 2011 session.
“Connecticut is a beautiful state, and good stewardship of our precious natural resources is essential to preserving its unique character,” said Rep. Lavielle. “I will continue to support legislation that preserves and protects our environment and our natural resources, and as always, I will be attentive to ensuring that these initiatives are undertaken within a framework of sound fiscal discipline. I am grateful to the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for its work on key environmental issues and for recognizing my efforts.”
The complete CTLCV scorecard can be viewed at: http://www.ctlcv.org/scorecard.html.
Rep. Gail Lavielle represents the 143rd district, which includes parts of Wilton and Norwalk and, following redistricting, will also include part of Westport. A member of the General Assembly’s Appropriations, Education, and Transportation Committees, she is also a member of the bipartisan Long Island Sound caucus.