Rebimbas scores high on environmental issues

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Rosa Rebimbas

HARTFORD — State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) scored 90 percent in the annual environmental scorecard issued recently by the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

The scorecard grades lawmakers on their votes on 12 different bills related to the environment.

Among the environment-related bills supported by Rebimbas were ones to ban bisphenol-A (BPA) in cash register receipt paper, a paint stewardship program for the collection, recycling and disposal of unwanted paint containers, and provisions to allow owners of forested land to enroll in the state’s forest preservation program without penalty.

“I work hard to be a good steward for the environment of our state and I’m proud to once again be recognized by the bipartisan League of Conservation Voters,” Rebimbas said in a press release. “Keeping the needs of Connecticut’s residents in mind while trying to reduce our impact on the environment is a difficult task, but I believe we can achieve a balance that promotes a sustainable future.”