Since his election in 2010, Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez has set an ambitious pro-conservation agenda for the 68th District.
Assemblyman Rodriguez is one of the strongest supporters of proficient access to public transportation for all New Yorkers. He introduced the Move New York Fair Plan in the Assembly to reduce congestion in the Central Business District and fill transit gaps in underserved neighborhoods. Another of his bills requires certain employers to provide a transportation benefit to covered employees, encouraging commuters to take public transit to help decongest urban roads and preserve the environment. He has also introduced legislation to finance designing and constructing the East River Esplanade. He has worked to make gas corporations address aging or leaking pipelines and accelerate the repair, rehabilitation, and replacement of gas piping or equipment when necessary. He also co-sponsored the triclosan awareness act, the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act.
Through his many pieces of beneficial legislation, Assemblyman Rodriguez has shown himself to a positive force for environmental justice.