CARLE PLACE, NY (September 22, 2021) -- The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) released their 2021 State Environmental Scorecard yesterday, which examines the voting records of State Senators and Assemblymembers on key environmental bills addressing issues of clean energy, public health, climate change, transportation, and more.
In recognition of her record supporting legislation protecting our environment and combating climate change, State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) earned a perfect score on the 2021 scorecard. This is Senator Kaplan's second perfect score ranking, having previously achieved a perfect score on the League's last scorecard in 2019*.
"Climate change is real and we are living with the consequences of it in our neighborhoods every day," said Senator Anna M. Kaplan. "Solving the climate crisis and transitioning to the green economy of the future means taking action now, and I'm proud to be a leader in the State Senate fighting for common-sense environmental measures that will protect our planet while creating jobs in our community. I'm grateful to have the New York League of Conservation Voters as partners in the effort, and I appreciate their recognition of my record as a fierce defender of our environment."
Legislation highlighted by the League in this years scorecard include a bill that gets lead out of public school drinking water, bills protecting firefighters and our groundwater from toxic chemicals, and bills investing in electric vehicle and solar power infrastructure.
The full ranking, with explanations of each underlying bill and their impacts, can be read at https://nylcv.org/news/nylcv-releases-2021-state-environmental-scorecard/
*NYLCV did not produce a scorecard in 2020 due to the pandemic.