Oct. 28, 2010
Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206
Green groups applaud record
NEW YORK - New York's leading environmental organizations are applauding Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer
(D/WF-37th District) for her efforts to safeguard Westchester County's natural heritage, protect clean air and water and create a clean-energy economy.
The Sierra Club and the New York League of Conservation Voters have endorsed Sen. Oppenheimer in the upcoming election, pointing to her long list of achievements, including passage of the Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Act earlier this year.
Sen. Oppenheimer also earned a score of 85 in the 2010 EPL/Environmental Advocates Voters' Guide - well above the Senate average of 68.
"The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Suzi Oppenheimer" said Roger Downs, Conservation Program Manager for the Sierra Club's Atlantic Chapter. "Suzi's landmark Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Law typifies the kind of environmental leadership we have come to expect from her - smart economic solutions for tough ecological problems."
"Suzi Oppenheimer understands that environmental sustainability is not merely a luxury for the good times -- she knows that economic growth and a healthy environment must go hand in hand," said Marcia Bystryn, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters. "Because of her impressive track record fighting for a greener, stronger Westchester, we are proud to endorse Suzi Oppenheimer for Senate."
Rob Moore, Executive Director, EPL/Environmental Advocates, said: "This year Senator Oppenheimer received one of the top scores in EPL/Environmental Advocates annual Voters' Guide, which grades lawmakers according to their votes on important environmental bills. She is consistently one of New York's greenest legislators."