NYLCV Releases 2023 State Environmental Scorecard

Originally published in NY League of Conservation Voters on .
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The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) is pleased to present the 2023 New York State Environmental Scorecard, an annual evaluation of State Legislators based on their support – or lack of support – for environmental legislation. Voters have come to rely on the scorecard as an easy-to-understand ledger on state environmental policies and an effective tool for evaluating and holding their elected officials accountable.

“What we are seeing now is that every year provides a new wake-up call to the devastating impacts of climate change,” said NYLCV President Julie Tighe. “In 2023, we had apocalyptic orange skies and toxic air delivered from the Canadian wildfires, coupled with devastating flooding in New York City and the hottest year on record. “We were pleased to see several NYLCV scorecard bills pass both houses of the state legislature in 2023, including action to decarbonize the buildings sector, produce renewable energy faster, and advance public health, among others. However, the urgency of the climate crisis demands that lawmakers go much further next year and we look forward to working with Governor Hochul and the State Senate and Assembly in 2024 to make sure that happens.”

Perfect Scores of 100:

John Liu
Iwen Chu
Zellnor Myrie
Andrew Gounardes
Brian Kavanagh
Liz Krueger
Jose M. Serrano
Cordell Cleare
Luis Sepúlveda
Nathalia Fernandez
Peter Harckham
Michelle Hinchey
James Skoufis
Brad Hoylman-Sigal
Rachel May
Lea Webb
James Sanders, Jr.
Joseph Addabbo
Jamaal Bailey
Timothy M. Kennedy
Jeremy Cooney