Environmental Scorecard Archive
You didn’t vote to pollute New York State. Did your legislators?
Here, you will find previous editions of our annual Environmental Scorecard. Each year, Environmental Advocates Action tracks the environmental voting records of the New York State Legislature on bills that could help or harm our air, land, and water and publishes them in our annual scorecard, known as the Environmental Scorecard.
How scores are calculated
To calculate legislators’ scores, Environmental Advocates Action uses ratings developed by our sister organization, Environmental Advocates NY.
Legislators earn between 1 and 3 points respectively for votes in support of bills rated by Environmental Advocates NY as 1, 2, or 3 “tree” bills. Tree-rated bills are those that will benefit the environment.
Legislators earn between 1 and 3 points respectively for votes against bills that are given a rating of 1, 2, or 3 “smokestacks.” Smokestack-rated bills are those that will harm the environment. Incompletes: Legislators who miss more than 20 percent of votes receive a score of incomplete (INC)