Conservation league endorses Lavielle

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has endorsed  State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) for re-election on Nov. 4. Ms. Lavielle represents the General Assembly’s 143rd House district, which includes parts of Norwalk, Westport, and Wilton.

According to its website, endorsed candidates “must be committed to protecting Connecticut’s land, water, air, and wildlife and to working for sustainable solutions to pressing state issues like transportation, energy and waste management.”

“Representative Lavielle has been a reliable champion of the environment since she first set foot in the Capitol,” said Lori Brown, the league’s executive director. “She has a real commitment to our core values that we count on from members on both sides of the aisle, and represents the kind of legislator we support and want to see more of in Hartford.”

This summer, the league named Ms. Lavielle an “environmental champion” for her voting record during the 2014 legislative season. She was recognized for her leadership on transportation issues and for supporting bills that would require labeling of food produced with genetic engineering (GMO); provide incentives to water companies to invest in conservation and infrastructure improvements to ensure water quality; require the creation of a state water plan; clarify the rights and roles of utilities and property owners in tree trimming decisions; and ensure sound coastal management practices.