Sean cares about the health of our environment and combating climate change. The 149th Assembly District borders Lake Erie, so Sean has a special concern about the health of our lake and our waterways.
Sean’s Plan to Fight for the Environment
Clean Renewable Energy
Sean has championed clean renewable energy, and passed legislation to boost the growth of solar and geothermal energy in New York. New York is on track to reach our goal of achieving 30% of our energy production from renewable sources by the end of this year. Sean wants to not only meet that goal, but exceed it as well.
Increased State Investment
Sean has fought for increasing funding for the state Environmental Protection Fund, including a historic investment this year of $300 million. The budget Sean helped to pass also included $200 million for improvements to our public water infrastructure. This funding commitment is the largest in the states history and will pay for initiatives that prevent and identify water contamination, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and eradicate invasive species.
Cleaning Up Our Beaches and Protecting Lake Erie
Sean knows that the health of Lake Erie and our beaches are incredibly important for Western New Yorkers. That’s why he has fought for millions in state funding to ensure clean, safe water and beaches. Sean secured $5 million from New York State to create the Rush Creek Interceptor Project which will prevent waste water from flowing into Lake Erie and contaminating Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg. Sean has also been a champion of banning micro-beads, which pollute Lake Erie, and led the effort to extend the brownfield cleanup program.