We Evaluate Elected Officials

NYLCV believes that the environment should be a top concern among voters, candidates and the media in every election and at every level of government, every single year.

In between election cycles, we issue policy agendas, issue support memorandums on bills and provide updates on legislative progress. Follow the bills we’re tracking in the State Legislature here.

NYLCV also sends out questionnaires to candidates for local, state or federal office in New York and assesses their commitment to advancing our agenda to protect public health, conserve natural resources, and fight climate change. Candidates that demonstrate a strong willingness and capacity to advance NYLCV’s pragmatic and effective agenda earn our endorsement.


Our 2018 agenda charges the legislature and executive with four distinct but interconnected directives: ensure adequate funding for the environment, address the causes and effects of climate change, protect the health of New Yorkers and their communities, and conserve natural resources. (Download PDF)

Our Scorecard examined voting and sponsorship records on 16 key environmental bills in each house of the legislature, covering clean energy, public health, transportation, and more. (Download PDF)

Many of the biggest threats to environmental policy and funding in New York are coming from Washington, posing a significant challenge to local officials. Our 2017 Federal agenda comprises issues that significantly impact New York where we believe our representatives can make a difference. (Download PDF)

Though there are nearly fifty policies we will support this year, there are three priority areas that are at the top of our list: clean drinking water, leadership on climate, and farms, food, and organic waste. (Download PDF)

Our annual New York City Scorecard evaluates each member on their environmental record. (Download PDF)

Top Priorities: sustainable development; invasive species; cleaner air; and expand electric vehicle infrastructure. (Download PDF)

Top Priorities: expand solar power; improve water quality; LIRR third track; expand electric vehicle infrastructure. (Download PDF)

Top Priorities: regional transit analysis, renewable energy, clean and safe drinking water. (Download PDF)

Top Priorities: safeguard and restore natural resources; ensure that New Yorkers are protected from toxic chemicals and pollutants; fight the long term effects of climate change. (Download PDF)

Focus: Promote policies that improve New Yorkers' health, create strong neighborhoods, and foster a vibrant, green economy. (Download PDF)

Top Priorities: funding for municipal parks and waterfront revitalization; expansion of farmers markets through the FreshConnect Program; protect children from toxics; increasing access to state-owned farmland; and creating a sustainable funding stream for MTA’s Capital Plan. (Download PDF)