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Environmental Group Gives Rep. Lesser Perfect Rating

The state's bipartisan League of Conservation Voters says the Democratic legislator worked on a bill to notify citizens when sewage spills in waterways and has supported energy conservation and renewable energy.

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters awarded State Re. Matt Lesser (D-Durham, Middlefield and Middletown) a 100 percent rating for his support and advocacy of environmental initiatives in their 2012 Environmental Scorecard.

The league is a bipartisan, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut's environment by making it a priority for elected leaders.

“I'm proud to champion the environment,” said Lesser, who has received a 100 percent score every year since joining the legislature. “We’re showing that you can protect the environment and create jobs at the same time.”

Lesser sponsored legislation this year giving the public the right to know whenever sewage spills into a waterway. As a member of the Energy Committee he has championed energy conservation and renewable energy.

The annual environmental scorecard grades state lawmakers based on how they vote on significant environmental legislation. This year the scorecard grades legislators' votes on 15 bills that came up during the 2012 legislative session.

Formed in 1998, the bipartisan CTLCV works on laws that affect Connecticut's air, water, wildlife, open space, transportation, energy choices, and health.

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Matt Lesser is serving his second term representing the 100th Assembly District of Durham, Middlefield, Rockfall and Middletown. He is Vice Chair of the state legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee.

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