• 2016 Environmental Candidate Forums

    Posted by   |  July 22, 2016
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    Leading up to the general election in November 2016, NYLCVEF hosted candidate forums where residents learned where candidates running for office stood on crucial environmental issues. We held two forums and in each case the room was packed! Clearly New Yorkers care about the environment in their towns.

    Congressional District 1 Congressional Candidate Forum:

    Incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin and challenger Anna Throne-Holst presented their ideas for preserving the environment on Long Island and working with congressional leaders to protect clean water, open space and renewable energy. Panelists also responded to questions from panelists, audience members and NYLCVEF President Marcia Bystryn about these topics and a number of other local and national environmental issues.

    Assembly District 65 Democratic Primary Forum:

    Incumbent Alice Cancel and candidates Don Lee, Gigi Li, Paul Newell, Yuh-Line Niou, and Jenifer Rajkumar responded to questions from the audience, as well as from a panel of environmental experts from New Yorkers for Parks, Transportation Alternatives, the Lower East Side Ecology Center and the Waterfront Alliance. Although candidates largely agreed on the environmental challenges facing their district, there was divergence on a number of proposed solutions, including the preservation of Elizabeth Street Garden and policies relating to the regulation of plastic and carryout bags, among others. NYLCVEF livestreamed the event on our Facebook page, and you can view the footage here.


    Candidates in attendance: Anna Throne-Holst and Congressman Lee Zeldin

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