March 15, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
All 14 city council members who represent Queens districts received high scores on their efforts to pass green legislation in 2018, according to a report released by the New York League of Conservation Voters last week.
The report, called the NYC Council Environmental Score Card, evaluated all 51 city council members on their support for legislation that addressed environmental issues. Five council members from Queens received perfect scores.
The league based each lawmaker’s score on the votes taken on 13 environmental bills.
The league–with the help of public health and environmental justice groups–selected the bills, which dealt with combating lead poisoning, calling for renewal energy, and more.
The Queens council members who received perfect scores for 2018 were Costa Constantinides, Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich, Jimmy Van Bramer and Adrienne Adams. Twenty-one council members received perfect scores.
“We are excited that so many council members support the environment and have taken pro-environmental actions as part of our scorecard,” said Julie Tighe, President of the NYLCV, in a release.
Several other Queens council members scored well, including Daniel Dromm, Francisco Moya, Paul Vallone, Peter Koo, Rory Lancman, Daneek Miller, and Karen Koslowitz– scoring between 85 and 92.
No Queens council members received a failing score. Only five city council members failed.