Rep. Israel Endorsed by New York League of Conservation Voters

Press Release

Date: Aug. 21, 2014
Issues: Environment

Today, Rep. Steve Israel (D-New York) received the endorsement of New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV). Steve Israel has been a champion for the environment throughout his career, and many credit his Long Island Sound Stewardship Act with improving water quality and preservation in the region. Israel's strong record on the environment comes in stark contrast to that of his opponent, who has spent decades advocating for measures that would dismantle federal environmental protections and support special interests.

"Washington needs more environmental leaders like Steve Israel," said New York League of Conservation Voters President Marcia Bystryn. "Long Island and Queens are literally on the forefront of climate change and so many other environmental issues, and we need strong leaders representing our interests on Capitol Hill. We are proud to endorse Steve Israel and we encourage New Yorkers
who care about clean water, climate change and our natural resources to support him on Election Day."

After learning of the NYLCV's endorsement, Israel said: "New York and Long Island's waterfront and open spaces are a national treasure and critical to our regional economy. I'm honored to be recognized for my strong environmental record. For over 20 years, my opponent has wanted to roll back and defund environmental protections, which would devastate Long Island. We live in a beautiful part of the country, and we cannot let my opponent and his ultra-conservative friends destroy our coastal communities."

As a powerful advocate in Washington, Israel is a leader in the fight for pro-environmental legislation, clean air and water, and sustainable energy resources. Israel's commitment to these issues has made him one of New York's strongest advocates for the environment. Israel co-founded the Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus (SEEC) and is the co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus to help promote clean energy, solutions to climate change, and job creation.