In his decades-long career in public office, Philip Boyle’s passion for the environment and its protection has been evident. Elected to the State Senate in 2012 and having formerly served as the Assemblymember for District 8 from 1994 to 2012, Boyle has used his platform to better the communities we inhabit and leave a thriving wildlife for generations to come.
In 2017 Boyle received an 88% on NYLCV’s State Environmental Scorecard and has only continued his momentum. In the past session alone, Boyle sponsored upwards of 10 key pieces of legislation, some of which includes requiring landowners be notified of a petroleum discharge (S617), forbidding child products from being sold if they contain the organohalogen flame retardant (S8227), and mandating the transfer of land to the Oak Brush Plain State Preserve (S5804). Boyle has also proven to be a champion of wildlife protection by sponsoring numerous bills that make any kind of wildlife killing competitions illegal, allows the Department of Environmental Conservation the authority to manage sharks and white flounder, and establishes regulations regarding the confinement of animals for food producing purposes.
Additionally, Boyle has been a tremendous supporter of offshore wind and other renewable energy sources as he has written letters, attended rallies, and spoken before legislative and business forums about the issue. He has also been a long-time advocate for sustainability and has worked with groups such as Vision Long Island to advance Transit-Oriented Development in Long Island, transforming numerous communities. Moreover, Boyle has successfully secured funding for resiliency and clean infrastructure needs such as a 14-mile bike path on Captree Island along the Ocean Parkway.
If re-elected, NYLCV is confident that we can count on Boyle to continue being a staunch advocate for these environmental issues while also working to increase the EPA’s funding, establish a plastic bag ban, and encourage the use of zero-emission vehicles.