The state’s leading health and environmental advocacy group has once again given Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Sheepshead Bay) a perfect legislative rating.
The annual scorecard released by Environmental Advocates of New York, placed the assemblyman among the state’s ‘greenest’ legislators.
During the last legislative session, the assemblyman, along with saving the mute swans, supported legislation that would further protect freshwater wetlands; establish take-back programs for prescription medications, batteries and solar panels; reduce toxic mercury in light bulbs; create an affordable green residential building grant program; and align New York’s water efficiency standards with federal guidelines.
“I am honored to have this important recognition from Environmental Advocates for the work I’ve been doing to safeguard the environmental both in my own community and throughout New York State,” he said.
Although not noted, the assemblyman sponsored the legislation imposing a moratorium on the state’s plan to exterminate the mute swan population, which was signed into law in 2016.
“Legislatively, we will continue to confront issues that force us to take a long, hard look at the potential risks to our environment and residents and to examine how we will ensure that our planet lives on far longer than we do,” he said.
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