Linda B. Rosenthal
Linda Rosenthal has been a staunch promoter of positive environmental policies within the State Assembly since her election in 2006. As a member of the Committee on Agriculture, the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development as well as the Subcommittee on Renewable Energy, she has spearheaded countless efforts to connect upstate produce farmers with downstate food insecure communities, establish residential open green space tax abatements as well as secure adequate funding for the protection of wildlife.
Rosenthal’s urgency and resolve brought an expansion of the New York State solar tax credit and a requirement for the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority to provide energy efficient lighting information. Exceptionally active in regulating toxins and preventing exposure to harmful chemicals, some of her authored legislation include A. 04118, which protects the public from exposure to radon in natural gas, A3564, the Mercury-Free Water Resources and Mercury Reduction Management Strategy Act, and A0994, which prohibits phthalates in toys and child care products. Furthermore, Rosenthal has fought to create safe environments in schools, pushing for annual lead-copper tap water testing, universal free lunch and nutrition programs, and the prohibition of noxious sealants on coal tar pavement in playgrounds. In 2017, Rosenthal received a 100% rating on the NYLCV Environmental Scorecard, emphasizing the breadth of environmental agenda.
If re-elected, Rosenthal will remain steadfast in her animate efforts to encourage the adoption of clean energy and improve public health the quality of life for residents throughout New York State.