Jerry Nadler for Congress

New York League of Conservation Voters Endorses Jerry Nadler for Re-Election

Today, the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) announced its endorsement of Congressman Jerry Nadler for re-election ahead of the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 28th. 

In their endorsement, NYLCV said, "Jerrold Nadler has exemplified his commitment to environmental protection and regulation through both legislation and action since being elected to Congress in 1992... Moving forward, NYLCV believes the Congressman will remain a strong voice on climate change and environmental justice if he is re-elected."

"I am proud of the record we have built over the years as an advocate for the environment and on issues of climate change, and am grateful to be receiving the New York League of Conservation Voters endorsement," said Congressman Nadler. "I take seriously the responsibility of protecting the planet for future generations, and look forward to continuing the important partnerships with likeminded organizations that are committed to such an important cause."

A full copy of the announcement can be found below:

 The New York League of Conservation Voters Endorses Congressman Nadler for Congressional District 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 23rd

CONTACT:
Jordan Levine (NYLCV) - 917-392-8965 / jlevine@nylcv.org

New York — The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State today announced its endorsement of Representative Jerrold Nadler for re-election to Congress in New York’s 10th district.

Jerrold Nadler has exemplified his commitment to environmental protection and regulation through both legislation and action since being elected to Congress in 1992.

The Congressman has led efforts to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency uses its full federal authority and responds to major environmental disasters, such as the BP oil spill, more aggressively.  In response to the aforementioned oil spill and its environmental impact, Nadler sponsored a bill, H.R. 1922 (the Ban Toxic Dispersants Act of 2015), to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to the use of dispersants, establishing new procedures for their use and ensuring the safety of public health, water quality and the environment.  The Congressman has also co-sponsored bills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (H.R. 1971 or the Climate Solutions Act of 2015), fight against hydraulic fracturing (H.R. 1482 or the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2015; H.R. 1902 or the Protect Our Public Lands Act and H.R. 1460 or the FRESHER Act of 2015) and reauthorize the weatherization and State energy programs (H.R. 3420 or the Weatherization Enhancement, and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act).

Congressman Nadler has been at the forefront of efforts to move goods into and out of New York more effectively by constructing a tunnel under New York Harbor that would reconnect the City to the nation’s freight rail system, the doing of which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by thousands of tons, among other things.

Moving forward, NYLCV believes the Congressman will remain a strong voice on climate change and environmental justice if he is re-elected.

"I am proud of the record we have built over the years as an advocate for the environment and on issues of climate change, and am grateful to be receiving the New York League of Conservation Voters endorsement. I take seriously the responsibility of protecting the planet for future generations, and look forward to continuing the important partnerships with likeminded organizations that are committed to such an important cause," said Congressman Nadler in response. 

“The future of New York City falls into the hands of our positive, progressive leaders that are geared towards building a more environmentally-sound and just future.  We are proud to endorse Representative Nadler for re-election to Congress, and we encourage anyone who wants to see continued growth towards a healthier and more resilient NYC to vote for Congressman Nadler onJune 28th in the primary election and again on November 8th in the general,” said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters.

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