This page covers New York districts 11-20 in the general election. To return to our main page on New York, click here.

District 11

Max Rose (D) Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Max’s sustainable platform.

Daniel Donovan (R) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad 

Your current representative supported the Keystone XL pipeline and opposed funding renewable energy developments and regulation of greenhouse gas emissions (source).

Henry Bardel (Green) Rank: Good 

Henry has three simple steps to the environment, but they cover a lot of ground. These steps are: regulate corporations, ban fracking, create national environmental standards. We are on board with this.

District 12

Carolyn Maloney (D) – Incumbent – Rank: Strong 

Your current representative is doing a great job so far. She is a co-sponsor of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act and supports investing in renewable energy and regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Carolyn is also anti-Keystone pipeline (sources: 1 | 2).

Eliot Rabin (R) Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Eliot’s sustainable platform.

Scott Hutchins (Green) Rank: Weak 

He opposes fracking, but does not say more about environmental causes other than this.

District 13

Our pick: Adriano Espaillat Rank: Strong 

  • Democrat
  • Incumbent since 2016

Adriano supports a number of important environmental legislation and causes, including the Clean Air and Water Acts. He also understands that scientists should lead the way in addressing climate change risks, and therefore supports a push for clean energy and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially since New York is at a high risk for floods and storms. A political courage test also shows that he opposes an increase in fossil fuels, which goes along with the claims on his campaign site (source). Lastly, Adriano is also a co-sponsor of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act, which will significantly increase our renewable energy production (source).

Jineea Butler (R) Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Jineea’s sustainable platform.

District 14

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D)  – Rank: Strong 

Alexandria pushes her bold support for a 100% fully-renewable country by 2035 in order to reduce carbon emissions and work towards fighting climate change. She hopes to achieve this through solar home-heating, electric vehicles, and other renewables. Even better, she supports the New Green Deal, which is a plan to reinvest in our government, economy, and infrastructure in ways that consider sustainability and our environment. Alexandria also wants to ensure that low-income communities are not disproportionately affected by climate change and pollution.

Joseph CrowleyCampaign Site (Democrat, now running as Working Families Party) – Incumbent – Rank: Strong 

Although Joseph’s House site or campaign site don’t discuss sustainability very much, he has done some work for environmental causes. For one, he’s another co-sponsor of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act, which is a great way to reduce our fossil fuel energy consumption. He also co-sponsored the Safe Climate Act, which is a plan to reduce our carbon emissions. Joseph also supports investing in renewable (source).

Anthony Pappas (R)Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Anthony’s sustainable platform.

Elizabeth Perri (Conservative Party) – Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Elizabeth’s sustainable platform.

James Dillon (Reform Party) – Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding James’ sustainable platform.

District 15

Our primary pick: José Serrano Rank: Strong 

  • Democrat
  • Incumbent since 1990

José is another great candidate that recognizes the social and economic issues that environmental problems pose, and works to solve them through community involvement. One of his success stories includes leading a joint effort of federal agencies, local institutions, and community organizations to restore the Bronx River. After being cleaned of contamination, the river can now maintain herring again!

The Bronx has also faced some pretty poor air quality due to disproportionate waste transfer stations and diesel truck traffic. José got the EPA’s attention to address these concerns back in 1997. Another community-action project studied how living near pollution sites impacts health. Then, José helped introduce bills that give businesses that use clean-fueled automobiles a tax credit. He also finds clean energy a necessary switch for air quality improvements in all areas, not just vehicles.

Jason Gonzalez (R) – Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Jason’s sustainable platform.

District 16

Our primary pick: Eliot Engel Rank: Strong 

  • Democrat
  • Incumbent since 1988

First off, Eliot has an endorsement from the League of Conservation Voters, with an environmental lifetime score of 92%, which means he’s done pretty good voting for green causes in Congress so far. What has he done there? Well, he opposes reducing EPA funding and environmental protection laws, and he didn’t like when we pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement. He’s also helped with the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which grows the number of parks the nation has. Furthermore, he sponsored legislation for cleaning up the Long Island Sound and Hudson River and keeping them protected. And like many New York reps, Eliot is also a co-sponsor of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act in an effort to decrease our fossil fuel consumption.

District 17

Our primary pick: Nita Lowey Rank: Strong 

  • Democrat
  • Incumbent since 1988

Nita is another co-sponsor of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act to help decrease our use of fossil fuels. She also supported the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which requires a clean energy minimum for retail energy providers and imposes a cap and trade system to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Nita also understands the importance of protecting the state’s natural resources, like the Hudson River and forests, and keeping natural treasures preserved for the future.

Joseph Ciardullo (Reform Party) Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Joseph’s sustainable platform.

District 18

Our primary pick: Sean Maloney Rank: Good 

  • Democrat
  • Incumbent since 2012
  • Business owner

Sean is a fighter for clean water because he recognizes how important is, not just for our daily consumption, but for farms, businesses, and recreation. He’s supported legislation to prevent pollution and contamination in order to protect your water quality and hold polluters accountable. Sean is also for investing in clean, renewable energy and is not a fracking fan. Despite these great sustainable qualities, you should note that he voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline (source).

James O’Donnell (R) Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding James’ sustainable platform.

District 19

Antonio Delgado (D) Rank: Good 

He aims to protect air and water from contamination and pollution and to grow the rise of clean energy. Antonio understands that clean water is needed for public health, local businesses, tourism (and therefore, the economy), and the environment.

John Faso (R) – Incumbent – Rank: Weak 

Your current representative supports investments in both renewable and nonrenewable energy developments. He does not support an increase of environmental regulations (which could be carbon reduction, fracking bans, etc) (source).

Steven Greenfield (Green Party) Rank: Strong 

Steven supports the New Green Deal, which is a plan to invest in America’s government, economy, and infrastructure with sustainability in mind. This includes a transition to renewable energy, modernizing the energy grid for energy-efficient power, pushing for “green-friendly” infrastructure, and more.

Bob Cohen (Working Families) Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Bob’s sustainable platform.

Diane Neal (Independent) Rank: Good 

Diane strongly supports protecting clean air and water and claims that there is no other issue more important than this. She also wants to address pollution and ensure that food can continue growing for our country, but does not discuss renewable energy, although we can infer she is on board.

District 20

Our primary pick: Paul Tonko – Rank: Strong 

  • Democrat
  • Incumbent since 2009

Paul supports reducing our fossil fuel consumption by investing in clean, renewable energy. He believes that this can help generate jobs and take action for climate change. He also supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions and implementing a cap and trade system for energy producers. Paul is ready to push for America’s leadership in clean energy innovation while reaping the economic benefits for the country (source).

Joe Vitollo (R) Rank: Unknown 

We could not find information regarding Bob’s sustainable platform.

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