Sept. 9, 2010
Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206
A Proven Commitment
to Natural Resources and Environmental Justice
--- The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York, today announced its endorsement of Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General.
"From natural gas drilling to a clean-energy future, New York is facing some of the most complicated environmental challenges in a generation," said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. "Because the Office of Attorney General plays a critical role in protecting our natural resources and enforcing environmental laws, we paid special attention to this race. After careful consideration, we are proud to endorse Eric Schneiderman because of his outstanding grasp of environmental issues and commitment to smart enforcement that will lead to a cleaner, healthier New York."
In recent years, the New York Attorney General's Environmental Protection Bureau has become recognized as a national leader in the fight to reduce air pollution, clean up contaminated sites and spills, protect wildlife and fight climate change.
Eric Schneiderman has one of the strongest environmental records in state government. He has authored and sponsored legislation to reduce global warming pollution, protect wildlife habitat and wetlands, empower communities to fight environmentally harmful projects and create green jobs.
"It is a badge of honor to be endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters. My commitment to protecting our natural resources and fighting environmental injustice is unwavering. As Attorney General, I will protect every New Yorker's right to clean air, safe drinking water and healthy communities to raise their children. The people of this state deserve nothing less," said Eric Schneiderman.
The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, policy making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision makers, and voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.