Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has supported national policies that protect the environment, preserve land and water resources and move the country away from foreign energy dependence since being elected to Congress in 1992.
The fight for clean water and the protection of New York’s watershed are key concerns of the Congresswoman, and she has helped to secure millions of dollars in funding for the Adirondacks Lake Project and the New York Watershed Project. Furthermore, she has supported legislation that would ban hydraulic fracturing on U.S. soil, repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act and permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (H.R. 1902; H.R. 1482; H.R. 1814). In fighting for the preservation of land resources, the Congresswoman sponsored legislation that would designate certain National Forest System lands as wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, wildland recovery areas, and biological connecting corridors under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior (H.R. 996).
As a reliable pro-environment supporter, Congresswoman Maloney will continue to develop clean water, land and energy policies if re-elected to represent Congressional District 12.