Thiele Earns Top Rating From Environmental Advocacy Group

Fred W. Thiele Jr, the New York State assemblyman for the South Fork and Shelter Island, was given a 100 environmental rating for 2013 by the EPL/Environmental Advocates, well above the Assembly’s average rating of 85.

According to Thiele’s office, scores were based on votes on several environmental bills, such as the New York Solar Bill, fracking moratorium, Climate Protection Act, shark fin prohibition and Child Safe Products Act.

Thiele’s five-year average is now a 96.

“The protection of our state’s environmental resources has always been one of my highest priorities,” Thiele said. “I am confident that this is reflected in the work I have done for my district, but also through regional and state-wide initiatives. Our economy and public health depends on protecting our environmental integrity.”

EPL/Environmental Advocates bills itself as one of the first organizations in the nation formed to advocate for the future of a state’s environment and the health of its citizens.  In the 150-member Assembly, 71 earned a rating of 100.

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