NYLCV Backs Nita Lowey For Congress

NEW YORK - Aug. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- 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 Nita Lowey for New York’s 17th Congressional District.

Nita Lowey is among the members of Congress rated most highly by the League of Conservation Voters’ National Environmental Scorecard. For more than 40 years, the Scorecard has been the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health and energy issues.

As former Co-Chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus and a founder of the Hudson River Congressional Caucus, Congress Member Lowey has secured tens of millions of dollars to protect and rehabilitate these fragile ecosystems. Whether it was authoring the landmark Water Pollution Control and Estuary Restoration Act -- which provides federal assistance to rehabilitate crucial aquatic habitats -- or securing the first-ever federal commitment to protect the Hudson River Greenway, Lowey been a strong advocate for the environment throughout her time in public service.

If re-elected, Lowey has pledged to continue safeguarding New York State’s clean water and to prioritize the passage of legislation to clean our air, fight climate change and encourage the use of more renewable energy.

“The Hudson Valley has a strong environmental ally in Nita Lowey,” said Marcia Bystryn, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters. “We are delighted to endorse her for re-election and we encourage voters who want a green and healthy Hudson Valley to support Nita Lowey on Election Day.”

In response to the endorsement, Congress Member Lowey said: “As a Member of Congress, it is my responsibility to support policies that protect public health and preserve a clean, healthy environment for future generations. I thank the New York League of Conservation Voters for recognizing my dedication to ensuring clean air, safe drinking water and the preservation of land and aquatic environments in the Hudson Valley, and throughout our state."

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