Assemblyman Weisenberg Earns 105 Rating from New York’s Environmentalists
October 17, 2011
In a recent report, the Environmental Planning Lobby/Environmental Advocates released cumulative data assessing the voting records of New York legislators with regard to environmental policy. The EPL Environmental Advocates is a statewide coalition that lobbies to protect New York’s community of people, land and wildlife. Assemblyman Weisenberg is delighted to announce that he received a 105 rating from the group based on his votes on important environmental legislation. Assemblyman Weisenberg’s rating tied for the highest score of all New York legislators. The entire EPL Voter’s Guide can be accessed at their Web site. This website contains details on specific environmental legislation that was considered by the New York State Legislature and a full list of legislator scores on these votes. “The issues considered when computing scores stem from consideration of legislation that came before me for a vote during the past year,” Assemblyman Weisenberg stated. “These are some of the most crucial votes cast that directly affect the quality of life and ensure the health and well being of our constituencies.” In addition to his outstanding statewide record, the Assemblyman has a long history of sponsoring and securing passage of local environmental protection laws. Assemblyman Weisenberg sponsored Chapter 567 of 2008, which prevented the denigration of Long Island's Lloyd Aquifer, our sole source of fresh drinking water. As a member of the Environmental Conservation committee, Assemblyman Weisenberg champions funding for the Environmental Protection Fund, and strongly supports cleanup initiatives for brownfields. Assembly Weisenberg sponsored initiatives to protect our marine wildlife (Chapter 293 of 2011, Chapter 182 of 2003 and Chapter 324 of 1999). Assemblyman Weisenberg looks forward to maintaining his record of successful advocacy on behalf of the people he represents.