Lowell Sun: Eldridge receives top score from environmental groups

October 10, 2010

BOSTON — State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, received a score of 110 percent — the highest possible — and was placed on the “Honor Roll” by the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters this week for what the group called his strong leadership on environmental issues in the Legislature.

“When others failed to see the connections between growing our economy and protecting our environment, Jamie fought big business lobbyists for our health and future,” Lora Wondolowski, executive director of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters, said in a statement.

“I am proud of the environmental work I have fought to accomplish in the Legislature this year, including passing ‘PACE’ legislation to make it more affordable for homeowners to install solar panels and attract green jobs to our communities, protecting funding for the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, and creating the Water Infrastructure Finance Commission, to protect our clean water supplies,” Eldridge said in a statement.

Eldridge said his priorities in the next session are passing “the Safer Alternatives, E-Waste and Bottle bills, promoting clean technology, and securing budget funding for environmental protection and water infrastructure.”

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