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 Walter Mosley (D-Brooklyn) earned 95 points, the highest score in the Assembly.
The Assemblyman supported groundbreaking legislation that will make New York a true climate action leader by increasing the state’s use of clean, renewable energy, ending our reliance on dirty fossil fuels, and investing resources into environmental justice communities bearing the greatest burdens of climate change. Additionally, he voted to keep toxic chemicals out of children’s products, empower communities who have been impacted by Superfund sites to hold polluters accountable, and require testing of drinking water in schools for possible lead contamination.
Peter Iwanowicz, executive director for EPL/Environmental Advocates said, “As we witness Donald Trump’s campaign give rise to a strongly anti-science and anti-environmental sentiment in our country, it is important that New York have elected officials like Assemblyman Mosley who step up and lead on these issues. We applaud the Assemblyman for earning a high score among his colleagues.”
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.