Crisco achieves perfect environmental score

Joseph Crisco
Joseph Crisco

HARTFORD — State Sen. Joseph Crisco (D-17) has received a perfect score from The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters on its 2014 Environmental Scorecard.

The scorecard rates Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on environmental bills. The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit organization encompassing a lobbying arm, an educational wing, and a political action program.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that the quality of Connecticut’s environment is one of the overwhelming reasons for our quality of life here in the state. We in the legislature take protecting our environment very seriously, because it is something that is enjoyed by all and which affects each and every one of us. I believe that commitment shows in the health of our water, our air and our open spaces,” Crisco said in a press release. “I want to thank the CTLCV for its ongoing attention to the needs and protection of Connecticut’s natural surroundings.”

The major issues tracked by CTLCV in 2014 included open space protection, state parks stewardship, tree trimming, water planning, and genetically modified grass seed, according to the release. The full report is available online at