Oct. 13, 2011
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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, has announced its endorsement of Denise Sheehan for Colonie Town Supervisor.
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Denise Sheehan has devoted much of her career to promoting sound economic growth, environmental protection and sustainability. Sheehan worked for 10 years -- two as Commissioner -- at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, where she helped lead a number of successful initiatives. Among them were the implementation of the $1.75 billion Environmental Bond Act and the Environmental Protection Fund; preservation of open space throughout the state; establishment of the state Brownfields program; acid rain and mercury reduction initiatives and creation of the state's first Renewable Portfolio Standard. Over the last three and a half years, Sheehan served in the senior ranks of an international non-profit, The Climate Registry, which helps public and private organizations identify ways to operate sustainably and improve their environmental and economic bottom lines.
"More than ever, we need leaders who understand that environmental sustainability isn't a luxury - it is the way forward to a healthier, stronger innovation economy," said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. "Denise Sheehan has a tremendous wealth of experience and a long list of accomplishments that make her uniquely qualified to help improve Colonie's quality of life and economy. The New York League of Conservation Voters is proud to endorse her for Town Supervisor."
In response to the endorsement, Sheehan said: "I'm honored to receive the endorsement from the New York League of Conservation Voters. Improving the quality of life in Colonie depends on sound economic development policies focused on revitalization of our key corridors, combined with efforts to protect our natural resources and green spaces for the enjoyment of our residents. Marrying sound economic growth with environmental protection initiatives is the most effective way of directly impacting the quality of life and future well-being of our citizens."
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.