The New York State League of Conservation Voters released its environmental scorecard for government officials last week, with New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., earning a 100-percent grade from the non-profit — a statewide environmental organization that advocates for environmental legislation.
Mr. Thiele, a Sag Harbor resident, was one of 13 members of the state assembly to receive a perfect score during the inaugural year the League of Conservation Voters has rated members of the assembly.
The ranking was based on 16 bills introduced in the State Assembly on issues relating to climate change, clean water, clean air, renewable energy, open space, and solid waste. Mr. Thiele either sponsored or voted in favor of all 16 bills.
“I am pleased to be recognized by the NYS League of Conservation Voters for my work on the environment during the 2017 State Legislative Session,” said Mr. Thiele in a press release issued late last week. “On eastern Long Island, our environment is our economy. Our key industries of farming, fishing, tourism, and second homes cannot thrive without resources such as clean water and open spaces. I look forward to continuing to pursue these goals on behalf of my district and all of New York State.”