Wilton legislators earned high scores on the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters' 2016 Environmental Scorecard.

The league is a bipartisan, statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut's environment and making it a priority for the state’s elected leaders.

The league releases an environmental scorecard each year, which scores state legislators on a scale of 0% to 100% based on their votes on environmental bills.


Toni Boucher


Senator Toni Boucher (R-26), who earned a 100% overall score and 78% lifetime score, cast pro-environment votes in the Senate on the following bills:

Senate Bill No. 81: An Act Concerning The Designation of Certain Areas of the Housatonic River As A Wild And Scenic River, now Public Act 16-38.

Senate Bill No. 226: An Act Concerning Single-Use Carryout Bags.

Senate Bill No. 328: An Act Concerning Municipal Applications for Land Use Permits and Tax Abatements.

Senate Bill No. 422: An Act Concerning Residential Water Rates, Public Drinking Water Supply Emergencies and Sellers of Bottled Water.

Senate Bill No. 231: An Act Concerning Pollinator Health, now Public Act 16-17.

Senate Bill No. 233: An Act Concerning a Reduction of Consumer-Based Packaging Materials, now Special Act 16-6.

Senate Joint Resolution No. 36: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State to Protect Real Property Held or Controlled by the State, now Resolution Act 16-1.

Substitute House Bill No. 5150: An Act Concerning Tree Wardens’ Notices on Trees and Shrubs Prior to Removal and Tree Removal and Clean-Up By Public Utility Corporations, now Public Act 16-86.

Substitute House Bill No. 5540: An Act Concerning the State Water Plan, now Public Act 16-137.


Gail Lavielle


A leader on public water supply, State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) earned an 89% overall and 90% lifetime score, and was named an environmental champion. Like Boucher, Lavielle cast pro-environment votes for:

Like Boucher, Lavielle cast pro-environment votes for:


  • Senate Joint Resolution No. 36.

  • Senate Bill No. 81.

  • House Bill No. 5150.

  • Senate Bill No. 231.

  • Senate Bill No. 233.

  • House Bill No. 5540.


Lavielle also cast pro-environment votes for:

House Bill No. 5315: An Act Concerning the Prevention of the Habituation of Potentially Dangerous Animals and the Status of Snapping Turtles Under State Law.

House Bill No. 5299: An Act Concerning Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals in Children’s Products and Upholstered Residential Furniture.

Lavielle, however, received a 0% voting score for her vote on House Bill No. 5500: An Act Concerning Authorizing the Suspension of Civil Penalties Imposed on Certain Business Entities Pursuant to Regulations.


Tom O’Dea


State Rep. Tom O’Dea (R-125) earned a 70% overall and 72% lifetime score. He received 100% scores for his pro-environment votes on:

  • Senate Joint Resolution No. 36.

  • Senate Bill No. 81.

  • House Bill No. 5150.

  • House Bill No. 5315.

  • Senate Bill No. 231.

  • Senate Bill No. 233.

  • House Bill No. 5540.


In addition to his anti-environment vote on House Bill No. 5500, O’Dea also received 0% voting scores for his votes on House Bill No. 5299 and House Bill No. 431 : An Act Concerning Consent Orders Entered into by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

To learn more about the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and its scorecard, visit ctlcv.org.