National Climate Group Endorses Alessandra Biaggi for Congress

In stark contrast to Maloney, State Senator Biaggi will be a climate champion in Congress

For Immediate Release

The national environmental advocacy group Food & Water Action is endorsing State Senator Alessandra Biaggi in her run for New York’s 17th Congressional District.

Food & Water Action Senior New York Organizer Santosh Nandabalan issued the following statement:

“As a State Senator, Alessandra has fought for bold climate policies and continually stood against fossil fuel infrastructure like the Danskammer, Gowanus and Astoria NRG fracked gas plants. Her opponent, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, has repeatedly stood with these types of polluting facilities.

“With the looming climate crisis, New York and the nation cannot afford her opponent. Maloney has a documented history of opposing climate action, including bullying other members of New York’s Congressional delegation to revoke their opposition to the Danskammer power plant proposed in his district. He remains a roadblock in Congress, refusing to support critical federal legislation like the End Polluter Welfare Act.

“Alessandra has the track record and conviction to be the climate champion in Congress that New York and the nation need to move off fossil fuels.”

Food & Water Action, the political and lobbying arm of the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch, mobilizes people to build political power to move bold and uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water and climate problems of our time. We work to protect people’s health, communities and democracy from the destructive power of powerful economic interests.

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