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Eliot Spitzer

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Region: Statewide
Government Body: Governor
Year: 2006
Endorsement Status: NYLCV Endorsed

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Eliot Spitzer is running for Governor of New York

As Attorney General, Spitzer's environmental record consists of:
  • Suing the Bush Administration 15 times to block the federal assault on major federal environmental statutes
  • Winning major lawsuits to require improvements in some appliance efficiency standards and saving key provisions of the federal Clean Air Act
  • Litigating to reduce air pollution from coal-fired power plants and diesel buses and trucks
  • Protecting hundreds of community gardens in NYC from being destroyed
  • Enforcing local recycling laws and helping to ensure that funds in the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and Systems Benefit Charge are wisely spent
As Governor Spitzer will:
  • Preserve urban parks and open space in cities and protect the Adirondack and Catskill Forest
  • Improve and expand mass transit across the state
  • Clean up brownfields and state superfund sites
  • Require every state agency to develop and adopt a sustainability plan to ensure that environmental protection is fully integrated into the operation of every state agency

Contact: Campaign Website

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