Press Release: FAVOLA RECEIVES STRONG ENDORSEMENTS FROM ENVIROMENTAL GROUPS
For Immediate Release: June 29, 2015
Arlington, VA – Senator Barbara Favola (D- Arlington) received endorsements and 100% ratings from both the Virginia Sierra Club and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. Both organizations publish yearly scorecards that report the voting records of Virginia legislators on environmental legislation.
Previously, Sen. Favola received an “A” from the Virginia Sierra Club in 2014 and a 100% rating from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters every year since 2012, her first year in the General Assembly. She also received the prestigious Energy Freedom Award from the Virginia Sierra Club in 2013.
Sen. Favola: “I am proud to receive endorsements from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and the Virginia Sierra Club. I am committed to creating a cleaner and more eco-friendly Virginia. My work on legislation that reduces emissions, promotes responsible energy use, and protects natural- resources is making a difference in the Commonwealth. We must address climate change at the local and state levels: that means electing public officials who recognize the importance of protecting our environment. ”
Senator Favola serves on the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission. Since her election in 2011, Senator Favola has successfully patroned two bills aimed at improving Virginia’s environmental policies. These include a bill requiring utilities that use a declining block rate to justify doing so in their subsequent Integrated Resources Plan. Another bill required a comprehensive study on water scarcity in the Commonwealth. This legislation addressed the nexus between energy consumption and water usage. In 2015 Senator Favola co-patroned a bill that would have allowed local authorities to prohibit disposable plastic bags; the legislation did not make it out of the House.
Senator Barbara A. Favola represents Virginia’s 31st district, which includes parts of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.