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.


NYS policy agenda 2017 cover

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.


Our annual New York City Scorecard evaluates each member on their environmental record

Our annual New York City Scorecard holds Council Members accountable for their environmental commitments by evaluating each member on their environmental record


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

LI Chapter Agenda 16-17

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










Westchester Agenda FINAL

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

Statewide Agenda 2016.FINAL

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.

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