Hudson, NY –– LCV (League of Conservation Voters) and House Majority Forward today launched a television ad praising Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) for championing pro-environment policies in the U.S. House of Representatives. The New York ad is part of a $1 million ad campaign thanking eight Members of Congress for their legislative actions and leadership on locally-significant environmental issues.
In the last year, Representative Delgado introduced and was a co-sponsor of the WATER Act to help address the water contamination in communities like Hoosick Falls, New York. The WATER Act opens up federal funding for communities to address PFAS/PFOA contamination, invest in water infrastructure projects, test drinking water in schools, and more. Rep. Delgado also co-sponsored the PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) which passed the House this year and included his amendment that requires industrial facilities to disclose information about PFOAs before releasing them into sewer systems. The initial campaign will run for two weeks.
“Poll after poll shows people are demanding action on climate change, clean water and clean air more than ever before,” said Gene Karpinski, president of League of Conservation Voters. “Fortunately these environmental champions in Congress like Antonio Delgado are responding in big ways by passing legislation and holding polluters accountable. We want their constituents to know about several recent actions where their representatives put the health and safety of people and the planet first so they can thank them and encourage them to keep making progress on these issues.”
“At a time when leadership is in short supply, Rep. Antonio Delgado is doing the hard work to fight for clean air and water for our families,” said Abby Curran Horrell, executive director of House Majority Forward. “Rep. Delgado is taking responsible steps to pass legislation that will strengthen environmental protections and hold big polluters accountable, while also encouraging innovation and the expansion of a clean energy economy.”
During the past year, the House of Representatives has taken bold action on a critical set of issues, fighting back against the Trump administration’s dangerous environmental rollbacks and failure to act on the climate crisis. They have held over 100 congressional hearings on the climate crisis, passed the first pro-climate action legislation through the House in a decade, passed the largest public lands bill in a decade, and passed legislation to protect the Arctic Refuge, national monuments, and more.
Most recently, the House passed the PFAS Action Act to finally start taking action on these dangerous chemicals, passed legislation to protect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from offshore drilling, and members of the House introduced critical and bold legislation like the Climate Action Now Act to put us on the path to combat the climate crisis. In addition, many individual members were outspoken advocates for extending vital tax incentives for clean energy.
Dangerous chemicals have caused a crisis in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh.
It’s been poisoning our communities’ water for years.
Causing cancer. And even death.
But Congressman Antonio Delgado is fighting to keep harmful chemicals out of our water.
‘This is real lives. Real people. Not just numbers.’
He passed legislation to clean up our water … and protect lives.
Thank Congressman Delgado, and tell him to keep fighting for clean water.
LCV (League of Conservation Voters) builds political power to protect people and the planet. We influence policy, hold politicians accountable, and win elections. This is how we fight to build a world with clean air, clean water, public lands, and a safe climate that are protected by a just and equitable democracy.
House Majority Forward is a progressive, non-profit organization committed to promoting economic growth and opportunity, social justice, environmental stewardship, and democracy in the United States of America. We aim to achieve these core goals through aggressive advocacy of policies that move America in the right direction.
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