Senator James Sanders Jr. Receives Perfect Score on Environmental Advocacy

James Sanders Jr.

October 15, 2019

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park) received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Environmental Scorecard for his efforts to make the earth a cleaner, greener place to live.

The scorecard was prepared by EPL/Environmental Advocates, who since its formation in 1969, has worked to advance environmental protections and encourage public participation in environmental policy discussions. 

“We have a duty and a responsibility to protect the earth, not just for ourselves, but also for future generations,” Sanders said.
He introduced the Green New Deal for New York (S.2878-A), which aims for the state to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and become greenhouse gas emissions neutral by 2030. He also introduced a bill (S.5518-A) that helped halt the Williams Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (the Williams Pipeline) by declaring a climate emergency and placing a moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure projects and contracts in New York State.
Senator Sanders co-sponsored the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (S.6599), which passed both the Senate and the Assembly, and will minimize the adverse impacts of climate change by reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2019 Environmental Scorecard is a guide to the Environmental records of New York State Lawmakers. The scorecard provides an overview of the 2019 Legislative session along with compressive scores on the environmental votes of New York Lawmakers.

Senator Sanders will speaking at a panel about New York’s Green New Deal on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Hudson Guild at 441 W. 26th Street, NY, NY 10001.

The entire 2019 Environmental Scorecard can be found at the link below.