NEW YORK, N.Y. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris was recognized today by the Environmental Advocates of New York with a perfect score on their annual report card. As Deputy Leader, Senator Gianaris has fought to enact nation-leading environmental legislation in New York.
“Protecting our environment is crucial to ensure a livable planet for future generations,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “I am pleased to be recognized by EPL/Environmental Advocates for my achievements during the historic 2019 legislative session.”
“This was the greatest legislative session for the environment in a generation thanks in large part to the leadership of Senator Gianaris. Whether it is fighting climate change, protecting our water, or keeping our kids safe from harmful chemicals in toys, Senator Gianaris has proven himself to be a environmental champion for all New Yorkers,” said Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of EPL/Environmental Advocates.
Senator Gianaris has been an environmental champion throughout his public service. He sponsors legislation to mandate testing of lead in school and park water supplies and supports bills to improve water, air, and soil quality for all New Yorkers. With Senator Gianaris serving as Deputy Majority Leader, the Senate enacted the CLCPA, an historic law to prevent further climate change. The CLCPA reduces statewide greenhouse gas emissions, improves resiliency efforts, ensures local job creation through energy transition, and promotes environmental justice by controlling the regressive impacts of climate change mitigation.
The statewide report card is available here.