Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “With the White House trying to undo environmental progress, it was exciting to see New Yorkers fight back. Voters across the country voted to elect a pro-environment majority to the U.S. House of Representatives that will push back against efforts to roll back clean car and climate change standards. Voters across New York also turned out in high numbers to set a new direction for environmental protection in the State Senate. We are confident that both of these shifts will bring a renewed focus on policies to protect our public health and our environment while promoting our clean energy economy.
“We’re proud to have helped elect Letitia James as New York State Attorney General. We’re also excited to have helped elect new Representatives like Max Rose, Anthony Brindisi, Joe Morelle, and Antonio Delgado to Congress, as well as James Skoufis, Jen Metzger, Rachel May, Monica Martinez, Karines Reyes, Catalina Cruz, and Jamie Romeo to the State Legislature.
“Working with newly-reelected Governor Cuomo and the state legislature, we will push New York to fight congestion and climate change, boost resiliency, conserve natural lands, reduce waste going to landfills, and protect water quality. We will also continue our Congressional advocacy for strict environmental standards and robust funding for our public lands and waters.”