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What in your opinion should be the state budget for the
Environmental Protection Fund and what should be the source(s) for
What were your votes on the following proposed legislation?
If these measures are re-introduced, would you vote
differently during the next session? (Choose One)
Close Fracking Hazardous Waste Loophole: A 7013 Sweeney /S4616
Global Warming Emissions A 5346 Sweeney/ S2742 Avella
Support Solar Jobs For New York A 9149 Englebright
Child Safe Products Act: A 3141 Sweeney/ S Pertims
Enhanced Environmental Protection Fund A-7137-ALatimer/S 5403-A
Do you support state legislation to provide for the election
of Long Island Power Authority Trustees? Why? Why not?
Do you support legislation for Long Island only
that establishes more restrictive standards for nitrogen in
groundwater and which would enhance enforcement?
What are your past accomplishments pertaining to the
What do you contemplate you will do to advance
the environment in the future?
What can be done to enhance land preservation
on the part of New York State and when?
What can be done to advance solar and wind energy to provide
for cleaner air and limit dependency on fossil fuels?
According to the EPA, between 500 billion and a
trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. Americans
alone throw away over 100 billion bags a year. Every hour,
approximately 200,000 plastic bags are landfilled and may take 1,000
years to break down. For the plastic bags that become litter, rain
washes them into bodies of water where they threaten the lives of
avian and marine species that can die from consuming or choking on
the bags. Plastic pollution travels through our local waterways,
eventually reaching the global oceans. On average, 46,000 pieces of
plastic are swirling in each square mile of our oceans. As an
elected leader would you support a ban or surcharge on flimsy
disposable one-time use bags?
Long Islanders depend on groundwater as our
sole source of drinking water. It is critical that we protect this
water source to ensure protection of our health and our environment.
Unfortunately, new and alarming information compiled by the NYS
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) documents 123 active
pesticides found in Long Island’s water supply. Would you support
the immediate ban of the top three most detected pesticides--metalaxyl,
imidacloprid, and atrazine, all of which pose significant health
Pharmaceutical drug contamination in our
groundwater, rivers, estuaries, and bays is an emerging issue
throughout our state, and our nation. Flushing unwanted or unused
medication has been the common disposal practice, despite the fact
that our sewage treatment plants, septic systems, and drinking water
infrastructure were never designed to remove these contaminants.
Current research and testing confirms the presence of
pharmaceuticals in New York’s water sources. Unfortunately, there
are still institutions that regularly flush unused medications.
As an elected leader would you support programs and legislation that
would require the safe disposal of pharmaceuticals?
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