FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters named state Rep. Brenda Kupchick, R-132, an Environmental Champion.
Of the 16 legislators to receive the recognition this year, she was commended for her leadership on resisting efforts to repeal the bottle deposit program.
“I was focused on working to pass a common-sense budget, but environmental stewardship is always essential not only for preserving Connecticut’s unique natural beauty and landscape, but also for its quality of life and economic viability,” Kupchick said. “There is no reason pursuing fiscally responsible policies should jeopardize all of our progress on conserving natural resources.”
In addition to her support for the bottle deposit program, Kupchick was a vocal supporter of protecting state conservation lands and improving the Department of Transportation’s management of tree removal on state highways.
She also promoted clean air initiatives on Long Island Sound.
The CTLCV is a bipartisan, statewide nonprofit dedicated to protecting Connecticut’s environment by making it a priority for elected officials.
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