A conservation organization that keeps an eye on statewide environmental issues gave State Rep. John Hetherington a good score for votes supporting green initiatives in Connecticut.

Hetherington, who represents the 125th General Assembly District, scored 90 percent in the annual environmental scorecard issued last Tuesday by the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

Among the environment-related bills supported by Hetherington were ones to create a paint stewardship program for the collection, recycling and disposal of unwanted paint containers and protecting towns from frivolous lawsuits from the use public parks or recreational areas.

"Through my time in the General Assembly, I have made it a top priority to be a good steward for the environment. I'm proud to once again be recognized by the bipartisan League of Conservation Voters," Hetherington said. "Keeping the needs of Connecticut's residents in mind while trying to reduce our impact on the environment is a difficult task, but I believe we can achieve a balance that promotes a sustainable future."

The scorecard grades lawmakers on their votes on 12 different bills related to the environment. Other bills scored include those on the environmental permitting processes, water management regulations, clean water projects, open space and farmland preservation.

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