Kearns Earns High Environmental Score in 2016

Kearns Earns High Environmental Score in 2016

Assemblyman Leads on Clean Water, Climate and Health Issues

Western New York –– EPL/Environmental Advocates recently released the 2016 Environmental Scorecard, the only document which tracks the environmental voting records of all 213 state legislators. Records show Assemblyman Michael Kearns (D-West Seneca) has earned amongst the high scores in the Legislature with a strong 95 points.

In addition to supporting legislation that will make New York a true climate action leader by ramping up generations of clean, renewable energy, and moving away from dirty fossil fuels of the past, Assemblyman Kearns supported common-sense legislation that will protect children from unregulated and unchecked toxic chemicals, require testing of drinking water in schools for possible lead contamination, and legislation that empowers communities whose health has been compromised by polluters to recoup medical costs.

Peter Iwanowicz, executive director for EPL/Environmental Advocates said, “With all of the anti-science and anti-environment rhetoric we are seeing on the federal level due to Donald Trump’s candidacy, it is even more important that New York have leaders who understand that our health and environment is integral to a growing economy. We thank and applaud Assemblyman Kearns for his leadership on these issues.”

The Environmental Scorecard is a public education guide designed to help voters break through the noise and learn how their state legislators voted on issues concerning their environment and health; it has been produced and distributed statewide for more than 45 years. For the complete Scorecard visit http://www.eplscorecard.org.

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