How green was your state legislator this year?

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The New York League of Conservation Voters released its “Environmental Scorecard,” which grades lawmakers on how they voted on environmental bills.

The green lobby group considered voting records for 13 bills, five of which passed the State Senate and seven of which passed the Assembly.

The legislation ranges on issues from prohibiting offshore drilling and protecting working farms to paint stewardship and single-use carryout bags.

Overall, 16 state senators received a perfect score, while 32 Assembly members got a perfect score.

The Senate Democrats averaged 92%, and the Senate Republicans averaged 60%. Assembly Democrats averaged 83%, while Assembly Republicans averaged 59%.

In Queens specifically, the Assembly members’ average was 77%, while Queens senators averaged 92%.

Here’s how Middle Village State Senator Joseph Addabbo did on the Environmental Scorecard:

  • Paint Stewardship:  Yes
  • Drug Take Back Act: Yes
  • State Transportation Plan: Yes
  • Toxic Show and Tell: Yes
  • Pollinator Friendly Solar: Yes
  • Water Saving Performance Standards: Yes
  • Preservation Fund for Bethlehem: No
  • Elevated Blood Lead Level: Yes
  • Farmland Protection: Yes
  • Carryout Bag Waste Reduction: No
  • Prohibits Offshore Drilling: Yes
  • Harvesting Menhaden With Purse Seines: Yes
  • Working Farm Protection Act: Excused
  • Overall: 83%

Here’s how your Assembly representatives did on the scorecard:

  • Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi: 92%
  • Assemblyman Brian Barnwell: 85%

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