Monday, February 25, 2008

Steve Israel Honored

The League of Conservation Voters has awarded Congressman Steve Israel with a 100% rating for his environmental record in Congress. Israel was one of three elected officials in New York to receive a perfect rating on the LCV’s national environmental scorecard for the first session of the 110th Congress which can be accessed online.

“I’m honored by this recognition of my efforts to fight for the environment, protect Long Island Sound and achieve energy independence” said Congressman Israel. “These priorities are critical to Long Island’s economic competitiveness and our nation’s security.”

Each year, LCV selects key votes in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and scores every member of Congress on these votes. The report card measured a number of topics including Congressional commitment to increasing renewable energy sources, decreasing global warming and pollution, implementing fuel efficiency standards and rejecting dangerous environmental policies such as offshore drilling.

You can also download a copy of the guide to Long Island green energy programs at Israel's site.

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