Receiving a Top Score for Protecting Our Environment

Thomas K. Duane

October 12, 2011

On October 12, 2011, The EPL/Environmental Advocates, the lobbying arm of Environmental Advocates of New York, issued its annual scorecard grading members of the New York State Legislature on their positions and votes on key legislation affecting New York’s air, land, water, wildlife and public health.  I am pleased to have received a 99, tied with Senators Bill Perkins, Gustavo Rivera and Jose Serrano for the highest score among members of the Legislature’s upper house.  By contrast, the average score for New York State Senators was a 70. I will continue my work to pass legislation that will have a positive impact on our environment and it is my sincere hope that when next year’s scorecard is issued, every one of my Senate colleagues will receive a similarly high mark. For more information about the EPL/Environmental Advocates scorecard or to read the entire report please visit