Kelly named an environmental leader

Citing his leadership in helping to pass laws to protect open space, state parks and Long Island Sound, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) named state Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-21st) a Legislative Leader in its 2015 Environmental Scorecard.

An annual report by the CTLCV, the Environmental Scorecard rates legislators based on their voting record for key pieces of legislation. In Kelly’s case the focus also included bills to support solar panel energy use and safer standards around the application of pesticides.

“Every legislator in our team of champions played a role in passage of key environmental bills this session,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV executive director. “Many also worked tirelessly behind the scenes to block bills that would roll back our environmental protections.”

The passing of the Long Island Blue Plan, was done with votes from legislators on both sides of the aisle.

“We are striking a balance in the commercial and recreational uses of the Sound while preserving a vital resource,” Kelly said.

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Kelly’s district includes Monroe, Shelton, Seymour and Stratford.