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The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) recently awarded State Representative Lonnie Reed (D-Branford) a 100 percent rating for her support and advocacy of environmental and energy initiatives in its 2014 Environmental Scorecard.
"I'm honored to be recognized again by the CTLCV," said Rep. Reed. "Connecticut fights ongoing battles to ensure that our state is a clean, safe, healthy, and beautiful place to live, work, and bring up our children. Environmental protection and economic development can and must be pursued together. I remain committed to defending the gains we've made and to doing what it takes to protect and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens."
As House chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, Rep. Reed played a critical role in promoting, developing, and winning passage of a new law to prevent fracking waste, a toxic by-product of the natural gas industry, from being dumped in Connecticut.
Additionally, the House Energy Committee chair spearheaded the negotiations and led the House debate to win passage of a law that limits the amount of lost and unaccounted-for gas that a natural gas distribution company may recover from ratepayers to incentivize them to fix leaks in the system, while moving the state toward cleaner and more efficient energy. CTLCV also highlighted Rep. Reed's votes on open space, water conservation, and coastal management.
Rep. Reed (D) is in her third term serving the 102nd Assembly District and serves as the House chair of the Energy and Technology Committee and as co-chair of the Bi-Partisan Long Island Sound Caucus. She also represents Connecticut on the Bi-State Long Island Sound Commission with New York. She is seeking re-election in November.