NY Lawmakers In The Pink On Green Issues

The League of Conservation Voters is out with their annual legislative scorecard and Empire State environmentalists have a lot of to be thankful for: Both of New York’s senator and 17 of the state’s 29 members of the House received perfect ratings.

“Their efforts underscore just how much New Yorkers care about clean energy and a more sustainable future,” said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. “We look forward to working with members on both sides of the aisle in the New York delegation to keep making environmental progress in 2011.”

New York’s House delegation has the ninth highest rating among the 50 states.

The LCV said they were examining how members voted on 6 Senate and 9 House bills, and double-scored votes on an effort by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to strip the EPA of its ability to regulate greenhouse gases and double scored co-sponsorship of a bill limiting greenhouse gases in the House.

The group also notes that they were unable to rank where members stood on two issues of environmental importance–The BP oil spill and a comprehensive energy and climate bill, since neither bill made it to the floor.

Full scorecard below:

Charles Schumer (D), 100  

Kirsten Gillibrand (D), 100     

Tim Bishop (D), 100  

Steve Israel (D), 100  

Pete King (R), 10  

Carolyn McCarthy (D), 100  

Gary Ackerman (D), 60  

Gregory W. Meeks (D), 100  

Joseph Crowley (D), 100  

Jerrold Nadler (D), 100  

Anthony D. Weiner (D), 90  

Edolphus Towns (D), 90  

Yvette D. Clarke (D), 100  

Nydia M. Velázquez (D), 100 .

Mike McMahon (D), 90  

Carolyn Maloney (D), 90  

Charles B. Rangel (D), 100  

José E. Serrano (D), 100  

Eliot Engel (D), 100  

Nita Lowey (D), 100  

John J. Hall (D), 100  

Scott Murphy (D), 80  

Paul D. Tonko (D), 100  

Maurice Hinchey (D), 100  

Bill Owens (D), 60  

Mike Arcuri (D), 100  

Dan Maffei (D), 90  

Christopher J. Lee (R), 10  

Brian Higgins (D), 90  

Louise Slaughter (D), 100



NY Lawmakers In The Pink On Green Issues