The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has named State Representative Phil Miller (D-Essex) a ‘Legislative Champion’ for fighting proactively to promote the state’s open space plan and advancing the GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling bill.
"I'm humbled to be so recognized. I am grateful to the people…for encouraging me to vote well on conservation issues which help ensure air and water quality in Connecticut,” said Miller.
Miller made waves in the legislature when he stood against as an opponent to the proposed Haddam Land Swap deal. In a on Patch back in July of 2011 regarding the issue, Miller said "I wish I wasn't against Senator Daily on this since her public service is quality."
"This precedent undermines the foundation of our conservation hundreds of years in the making here in Connecticut.”
CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown commented in a press release, “Phil spent every day ensuring that all significant legislation we supported stayed on the agenda of committees and his chamber.”
“Environment was his top priority this session,” Brown said, and “his enthusiasm and support for even the most difficult issues—from GMO labeling to reducing chemical exposure to children to water conservation incentives—really helped make this year a good year for the environment at the Capitol. We applaud his work.”
Rep. Phil Miller represents the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam in the Connecticut General Assembly.
CTLCV annually grades lawmakers on their environmental voting record. This year, the scorecard grades legislators' votes on 15 bills that came up during the 2012 legislative session.
Formed in 1998, the bipartisan CTLCV works on laws that affect Connecticut's air, water, wildlife, open space, transportation, energy choices and health.
Information for this article was culled from a press release and previous articles posted on Patch.