The California League of Conservation Voters has given Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Rey) a perfect score of 100 on its 2011 California Environmental Scorecard for her votes on 17 key environmental bills.
“Protecting our environment and fighting for healthy communities is one of my top priorities in the Assembly,” Butler said. “California holds immense power in influencing environmental and consumer protection policies and I am dedicated to ensuring we continue to lead on these issues.”
One of the bills included in the California Environmental Scorecard is Assembly Bill 1319, authored by Butler.
The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act prohibits the manufacture, sale or distribution of baby bottles and sippy cups that contain more than 0.1 parts per billion (ppb) of the organic compound Bisphenol-A (BPA) beginning in July 2013. Butler partnered with the conservation organization and numerous other environmental, health and consumer protection organizations on the legislation.
The assemblywoman’s commitment to the environment spans her entire career, according to the state environmental group. While working at the California League of Conservation Voters and the Environmental Defense Fund, she helped create and solidify communities of support for strategic environmental movements, including carbon emission standard changes, water conservation and habitat protection policies.