The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has named State Representative Phil Miller (D – Essex, Deep River, Chester, and Haddam) as a 2014 Legislative Champion for his leadership on GMO legislation and the statewide water plan. Rep. Miller also fought for $2 million in bonding for “The Preserve,” a large, rare coastal forest.
The CTLCV released their 2014 Environmental Scorecard for the Connecticut State Legislature in August. The 15th annual release of such scores was bolstered by nearly 20 environmental bills that passed through the Connecticut General Assembly this year, providing an expanded base for scoring.
“I am honored to be so recognized as a conservationist,” said Rep. Miller. “Clean air, soil, and water are essential to a healthy economy. I feel that our State of Connecticut has a role in assuring this.”
Rep. Miller sits on the Environment Committee in the General Assembly. Rep. Miller was also a sub-committee co-chair of the Water Planning Summit’s subcommittee on Water Infrastructure and works as a naturalist and conservationist.
“Rep. Phil Miller is one of the best informed legislators on environmental issues in the General Assembly and he is always willing to lead the way,” says Lori Brown, Executive Director of CTLCV. “Aside from the tireless work Rep. Miller has done with The Preserve, he helped guide the direction of the Statewide Water Plan, legislation on chemicals of concern, and so many other issues.”
Rep. Miller has a 96% lifetime score on environmental issues according to the League.
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is CT’s leading environmental watchdog organization, which works to pass pro-environment laws, elect pro-environment candidates, and hold all elected officials accountable. CTLCV Scorecards dating back to 2000 can be found online at www.ctlcv.org/scorecard.