Boucher Earns 100 % on Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Scorecard

July 18, 2012

Hartford, CT – State Senator Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) was recognized by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) as achieving a perfect 100% voting record on bills scored by the League during the 2012 session.

“I have been a longtime environmental champion and will always fighting for these issues in the Senate,” said Sen. Boucher. “I care about clean air and water as a matter of public health and safety. As a leader of the Transportation Committee I have worked to focus the state on mass transit in the most heavily congested corridor in the nation. I have successfully fought for mass transit and rail signal up grades, new rail cars, proposed and helped pass the first rail passenger bill of rights in an effort to get more commuters off the roads and out of their vehicles. I have also worked with constituents to protect open space in Wilton, Norwalk and Westport neighborhoods, helped bury power lines underground and preserve Kelda lands from over development. Protecting our beautiful state’s environmental assets has been and will continue to be a priority for me and my district!”

During the 2012 legislative session Senator Boucher also supported bills that will help to ensure the safe disposal of pharmaceuticals; reduce harmful levels of phosphorus in Connecticut’s rivers, lakes and streams; reduce air pollution generated by outdoor wood burning furnaces; and modernize the state’s coastal zone management laws in a way that balances environmental concerns with the rights of property owners.

“The League of Conservation Voters does its part each legislative session to remind elected officials of their responsibility to our environment,” said Sen. Boucher. “I am grateful for their recognition.”

The complete scorecard can be viewed at:

About the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters

Formed in 1998, the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters works with legislators and environmental leaders in Connecticut. Their goal is to get sustainable environmental policies enacted at the state level that affect our air, water, wildlife, open space, transportation, energy choices, and health. CTLCV helps educate state legislators about issues, notifies them about important upcoming votes, and produces an annual environmental scorecard to track their individual voting records.