The following press release was issued today by the New York League of Conservation Voters.
NEW YORK --- The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has named Senator Ted O’Brien to a list of the state’s most promising new environmental leaders.
Senator O’Brien represents the 55th District, which borders Lake Ontario with Rochester and Irondequoit and stretches South past Bloomfield to Naples.
NYLCV’s New Generation 2013 list encompasses 13 lawmakers who were recently elected to the New York Legislature. Working in conjunction with the leadership of both houses and political parties, these up-and-coming leaders promise to be a driving force for clean air, safe drinking water, renewable energy and community resilience this year.
“From climate change to clean energy, New York faces many complex environmental challenges in 2013,” said NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn. “Fortunately, there is a new generation of environmental leadership in the New York State Senate and Assembly that is committed to addressing these challenges head-on. Because of his impressive track record and plan for a more sustainable future, we are proud to count Senator O’Brien among our New Generation 2013.”
In response to the news, Senator O’Brien said: “It’s an honor to be recognized by the New York League of Conservation Voters. The fight to protect our state’s environment is never over, and there are new challenges appearing all the time. I’m deeply concerned about our state’s incredible natural resources and the health of our citizens, and I pledge to always keep those concerns at the forefront.”
NYLCV's New Generation 2013 list examines each of the 13 lawmakers' biographies, their achievements, their records and their environmental philosophies. Along with this information, NYLCV has posted the candidates' environmental questionnaires that they completed last year. The questionnaires provide detailed insights on specific policies, including each candidate’s commitment to clean energy, the Environmental Protection Fund and public health.
NYLCV is the only statewide organization that uses the power of endorsements to elect pro-environment leaders. Every member of NYLCV's New Generation 2013 earned NYLCV's endorsement in their election last year.
The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, policy making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision makers, and voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.