New York State’s Environmental Scorecard

Senate 2014 Preliminary Scores

You didn’t vote to pollute New York State. Did your legislators?

Each year, EPL/Environmental Advocates tracks the environmental voting records of the New York State Legislature on bills that could help or harm our air, land, and water and publishes them in our annual scorecard, known as the Environmental Scorecard.

Beginning this year, you can access the environmental score of every state legislator, going to back to 2007, by searching our new database. You can also access past editions of the Environmental Scorecard for the complete environmental voting record of every member of the New York State Assembly and Senate.

Legislators’ scores are based on their votes on a wide range of bills, but their scores are heavily influenced by their support (or lack thereof) for the Super Bills, the most pressing environmental priorities for the New York State Legislature. When you access a legislator’s voting record in the database, you’ll see their level of support for the Super Bills. You’ll also see how that legislator compares to other legislators, and to averages within the Democratic and Republican parties.

To learn more about how legislators’ scores are calculated, click here.