Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that he earned high marks in the annual EPA/Environmental Advocates Voters Guide for 2011, scoring 102 out of a possible 105. The high score demonstrates that Assemblyman Zebrowski understands the need for first-rate environmental policy.
Protecting our environment is something I feel very strongly about and its essential that we continue to preserve our natural resources for future generations, Zebrowski said.
EPL/Environmental Advocates works to promote a clean and safe environment for the future through advocacy, citizen education and policy development. Each year the organization creates a scorecard the only one of its kind that grades New York State lawmakers according to their votes on bills that could either help or harm our natural resources like air, land and water.
Zebrowski sponsored legislation in conjunction with the EPL/Environmental Advocates values, including bills that would:
- require permits for interbasin diversions of water and approval of modification to existing systems (Ch. 401 of 2011);
- suspend hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of natural gas or oil and suspend issuance of new permits for such drilling (A.7400);
- establish greenhouse-gas limits and a greenhouse-gas reporting system (A.5346); and
- restrict the use of decabromodiphenyl ether in certain products to protect environmental and public health (A.5798).
I look forward to continuing to strengthen environmental laws and working with EPL/Environmental Advocates in the future on issues that will give New York State a more promising and healthy future, Zebrowski said.