Lavine Scores High With Environmentalists

October 23, 2009

Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine (D-Glen Cove) is proud to announce that he has received a grade of 103, the highest grade given out for 2009, from the Environmental Activists of New York, a 40-year-old lobbying organization that advocates for the future of the state’s environment and the health of its citizens, as well as serving as the voice for the environment in the State Capitol.

Assemblyman Lavine said, “I am honored to be recognized by the Environmental Activists of New York. Our environment is very precious and fragile, and I consider anything we as lawmakers can do to preserve or restore our natural resources a top priority.”

The organization’s scorecard grades New York State lawmakers according to their votes on bills that could benefit our air, land and water. On this year’s annual scorecard, a score of 103 was merited by only 12 of the Assembly’s 150 members.

In addition, the Bigger Better Bottle Bill, which Assemblyman Lavine cosponsored and worked diligently to have passed, was named one of five Super Bills by EPL/Environmental Activists.

“I am proud to congratulate Assemblyman Lavine for voting to protect New York’s precious natural resources during the 2009 legislative session,” said Robert Moore of EPL/Environmental Advocates. “Year after year, Assemblyman Lavine rates among New York's greenest lawmakers by consistently supporting the environmental community’s priority Super Bills, including legislation to cap global warming pollution, protect our drinking water and recycle toxic e-waste.”