New York, NY — The national advocacy group Food & Water Action is endorsing New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer for Mayor, citing his newly released plan to combat climate change and his long and consistent record in taking on the fossil fuel industry.
With the endorsement, Food & Water Action Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp issued the following statement:
“Scott Stringer has both the vision and the expertise to move New York City off our ruinous reliance on fossil fuels. In a crowded field, his record and climate plan stand head and shoulders above the rest. New Yorkers deserve a mayor who will take on the fossil fuel industry and win. Scott has been with us in the fight against fracking, the Williams Pipeline, and our current struggle to shut down New York City’s dirtiest power plants. We’re proud to be with him in the race for Mayor and look forward to working together to end the era of fossil fuels once and for all.”
“Food and Water Action is helping to lead the charge in the fight against climate change, and I’m honored to have their support,” said New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. “From New York State’s ban on fracking to the defeat of the Williams Pipeline, Food and Water takes on the big fights and wins big victories. Their urgency and vision for a better world will be a motivation to me every day in City Hall.”
As Borough President of Manhattan, Scott Stringer was one of the first elected officials to come out in support of a ban on fracking. He stood with Food & Water Action and others in the climate movement for years until New York successfully banned the practice statewide in 2014.
Since then, Stringer has committed to divesting New York City’s pension fund as comptroller and has been a stalwart ally in the climate movement’s ongoing battles to stop the build-out of gas infrastructure, supporting campaigns to stop fracked gas pipelines, power plants, export terminals and other projects.