New York League of Conservation Voters
For Immediate Release
June 4, 2018
Contact: Shachar Sharon
NYLCV Endorses Congressman Engel for Re-election
New York, N.Y. – The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has announced its endorsement of Eliot Engel for Congress in District 16. Congressman Engel, who has secured positions of leadership and top memberships in numerous environmentally minded committees including the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Oil and National Security Caucus, has advocated for a cleaner, healthier environment for New Yorkers and all Americans. He has earned a high average ranking of 97% on National LCV’s 2017 National Environmental Scorecard.
“Congressman Engel has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to the goals of NYLCV and dedication to protecting the environment. We are confident that his experience in environmental leadership will steer the Bronx and Westchester towards a future of advanced eco-friendly and economic initiatives. We are proud to endorse Rep. Engel and urge all voters in the 16th District to vote to re-elect him,” said Marcia Bystryn, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters.
“I am very proud to once again receive the endorsement of the New York League of Conservation Voters. As a Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I have always worked to protect our environment, whether by fighting for clean air and water, or working to craft policy that promotes renewable forms of energy and combats climate change. We only have one planet and we need to do everything we can to ensure its protected and preserve for future generations.”
As a recent co-sponsor of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (H.R. 3671), Engel has advocated for a complete switch to clean, renewable energy in the United States as soon as 2035 and supports the prohibition of new fossil-fuel projects. This initiative is one of many environmental projects proposed by the congressman. Engel’s pro-environment legislative record also includes a commitment to Clean Car Standards as a co-author of the bipartisan Open-Fuel Act (H.R. 2892) that would annually reduce petroleum-fuels and allow for the switch to alternative fuel vehicles. He has also demonstrated his commitment to combating climate change by repeatedly voting against attempts to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency and opposes efforts to roll back regulations on carbon emissions from power plants.
The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) is the only non-partisan, statewide environmental organization in New York that takes a pragmatic approach to fighting for clean water, healthy air, renewable energy, and open space. Follow NYLCV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.