Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sierra Club Endorses Craig Johnson for State Senate

The Sierra Club is endorsing Craig Johnson for State Senate, joining with the NYLCV. Here's the press release:
Sierra Club: Craig Johnson on the Environment, Two Thumbs Up

During the past state legislative session, environmental bills chosen as top priorities by the state's leading environmental groups were never addressed in the State Senate. The Clean Water Protection/Flood Prevention Act, The Community Protection Act and the Bigger, Better, Bottle Bill address such critical issues as prevention of water pollution, prevention of flooding, helping municipalities protect important natural areas as they plan for growth and preservation of farmland.

Ken Baer, Chair of the Sierra Club's Atlantic Chapter said, "Craig Johnson is committed to making New York 's environment cleaner and healthier. Craig has a proven track record of addressing the needs of Nassau County, by being instrumental in preserving open space through the county's $50 million Environmental Bond Initiative, and by authoring the Pesticide Notification Law. In the New York State Senate, the Sierra Club will be able to count on Craig Johnson to enact the Bigger Better Bottle Bill, the Wetlands Bill, and the Environmental Protection Fund Enhancement Act.

Craig Johnson is committed to:
  • Saving Long Island's Drinking Water: Johnson will work to prevent drilling in the Lloyd Aquifer and to protect the open spaces that help recharge our aquifers.
  • Addressing Global Warming/Climate Change: Johnson supports restricting emissions of global warming pollution. Johnson wants to expand state energy efficiency and conservation programs. Johnson proposes to provide tax credits to New Yorkers who purchase fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Preserving Open Space and protecting water quality: Johnson supports passage of the Community Preservation Act to help local governments purchase and protect open space. Johnson will work to pass the Clean Water Protection/Flood Prevention Act to preserve our remaining wetlands.
We can send an environmental leader to Albany and send a message to Senate leadership that New Yorkers support environmental protection.
7 days until Election Day!

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