BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The New York League of Conservation Voters has announced its endorsement of Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick for re-election.
The organization, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State stated that since taking office as supervisor in January 2014, Burdick has championed Community Choice Aggregation with a 100 percent renewable energy option and supported amendments to strengthen the wetlands law.
They added that as a member of the Town Board prior to becoming supervisor, Burdick sponsored a dark skies law and a ridgeline protection law and strongly supported the excellent work of Bedford 2020, Bedford’s leading-edge sustainability group, and sponsored including the Climate Action Plan as a chapter of the town’s Comprehensive Plan. Burdock also implemented, and funded through the Capital Plan the recommendations of the energy audit of town facilities including solar panels on the roof of the planned police station renovations.
“The Town of Bedford's future depends on its leaders’ ability to embrace innovation, resiliency, and sustainability,” said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. "We are proud to endorse Chris Burdick for Town Supervisor, and we encourage anyone who wants a stronger, healthier Bedford to vote for Chris Burdick on Nov. 3rd.”
"I am delighted to receive the endorsement of the prestigious and highly respected New York League of Conservation Voters. I am grateful for the recognition given to my accomplishments on environmental initiatives including Solarize, Energize, Community Choice Aggregation, single stream recycling and our continued work with Bedford 2020," said Burdick.
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