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LWV On Environmental Issues

LWVNYS statement on the DEC's proposed changes to the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) requirements

The League of Women Voters of New York State supports transparency and optimizing public engagement throughout the environmental review process. The League also supports a review process that includes assessments by impartial experts of actual and potential environmental impacts on both our natural resources and human health. In addition, the League supports consistent enforcement to ensure compliance with the outcome of the review process.

LWV Announces BE Earthwise!

The League of Women Voters has led the environmental protection movement for decades, consistently supporting legislation to preserve our nation's natural resources and protect against public health effects of climate change. Science demonstrates what's best for the Earth is also what's best for you. Now more than ever, the League is working to ensure that the public is educated on issues affecting the climate and the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil that grows our food.

In support of the League's effort to respect the environment and address the impacts of climate change, the League of Women Voters of NYS introduces Be Earthwise, our new campaign to engage all Americans from every state to learn the facts, vote with your dollars and vote with your daily actions to preserve our planet.

Take the BE EARTHWISE Pledge

Be Earthwise

I'll vote with my dollars. I PLEDGE to respect the environment and address the effects of climate change when making my consumer purchases.

I'll vote with my actions. I PLEDGE to respect the environment and the address effects of climate change through my daily activities.

I'll participate in our democracy. I PLEDGE to take action as a citizen to help shape public policy that respects the environment and addresses the effects of climate change.