The New York League of Conservation Voters has published its environmental scorecard for the City Council for 2014.
Eight members of the Queens delegation got perfect scores of 100 percent based on their sponsorship or support of nine environmental bills introduced before the council last year.
Queens, with an average score of 86 among its members, was the highest-rated borough.
The average council score was 80, down from 92 a year ago.
The NYLCV’s three primary issues were:
• last year’s plastic bag bill, which woulod impose a 10-cent charge on non-reuseable grocery bags;
• the “80-by-50” initiative aimed at reducing city greenhouse gasses by 80 percent by the year 2050; and
• a measure encouraging employers to have their workers enroll in a reduced-cost mass transit program.
Other bills were aimed at overhauling the energy codes for buildings; the introduction of low-sulfur biodiesel fuels for all city ferries; new requirements for lighting at construction sites; mandating the use of mold-resistant drywall in certain rooms and geographic locations; new pre-construction engineering estimates for buildings with large heating and cooling systems; and the expansion of Bus Rapid Transit routes to all five boroughs.
In the Queens delegation, Council members Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) and Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) all received perfect scores.
Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) scored grades of 83, followed by Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens), who came in at 75.
Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), the lone Republican in the mix, was graded at 67, differing with the NYLCV on plastic bags, biodiesel for ferries and heating and cooling engineering requirements.
Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica), at 50, had the second-lowest mark on the survey. He voted the same way as Ulrich with the exception of the “80-by-50 plan,” for which he was listed as absent or excused.