Liz Gets a Passing Grade From Environmental Advocates

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

By Jaclyn Bruntfield

A scorecard released on June 8 by EPL/Environmental Advocates indicates that the vast majority of New York’s senators aren’t doing enough to support legislation that would protect the environment.

The preliminary scorecard tracked state senator’s voting records on bills this session that would have an effect on air, land and water quality, as well as wildlife and public health. A complete Voters’ Guide scorecard, including Assembly member rankings, is set to be released this fall.

The rankings were divided on partisan lines, with Democrats scoring an average of 41 and Republicans at an average of 24.

Four Democrat senators–Thomas Duane, Mike Gianaris, Liz Krueger, and Jose Serrano–received a score of at least 60 percent. With a score of 67, Sen. Serrano scored the highest.

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