Protecting the Environment - Congressman Bishop has long been a leading voice in Congress for environmental protection and wise use of our precious natural resources. With over 300 miles of coastline in New York’s First Congressional District, he understands that a clean environment is vital for eastern Long Island’s economy. From leading the charge against misguided efforts to reward heavy industry at the expense of our environment, to bringing back needed federal dollars to preserve open space and preserve our beaches, he is working hard to ensure that future generations will have clean air and water in perpetuity.
Congressman Bishop has secured over $35 million ($35,375,000) to preserve our beaches and protect our waterways. He also works closely with the Army Corps of Engineers to advance projects like dredging Shinnecock Inlet, Lake Montauk Harbor and Moriches Inlet ahead of schedule to ensure that the local fishing and maritime industries have access to these important harbors.
But don’t take his word for it. As well as receiving a “100%” on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2011 National Environmental Scorecard, Congressman Bishop has been recognized by many respected organizations for his contributions to our environment, beaches, parks and waterways, such as:
- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
- Teaming With Wildlife
- American Rivers
- National Parks Conservation Association
- Citizens Campaign for the Environment
- Audubon New York
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Long Island Pine Barrens Society
- New York League of Conservation Voters Long Island Chapter
- Long Island Farm Bureau
- North Fork Environmental Council