AUGUSTA — The Environmental Health Strategy Center honored state Rep. Ralph Tucker, D-Brunswick, with its Legislative Leadership Award at a ceremony in Portland last week. He received the award for his work on phasing out toxic flame retardants, particularly for his work on a bill to protect firefighters from exposure to these cancer causing chemicals.

“I am very grateful for this award,” said Tucker, who serves as House chair of the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee. “This law’s passage demonstrates what our Legislature can do when we come to the table and work together to help Maine people.”

The Legislative Leadership Award is given to a local, state or federal legislator or legislators whose exceptional leadership embodies integrity, compassion, dedication and courage in working for strong bipartisan support of policies in service to environmental health, according to the Environmental Health Strategy Center.

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