By Tom Precious
ALBANY – He’s the chairman of the Senate’s environmental conservation committee, but Buffalo Republican Sen. Mark Grisanti has received a flunking grade from an environmental lobby group for his policy positions this past legislative session.
EPL/Environmental Advocates gave Grisanti a score of 42 out of 100, the same low rating as it handed Sen. George Maziarz, a Niagara County Republican.
The average score in the Senate, which the group described as “the place where good legislation goes to die,’’ was 59.
The group rated lawmakers on a range of environmental bills it lobbied to get passed, including a solar energy expansion effort.
Scoring the highest among Western New York lawmakers, with a 100 percent rating, was Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, a Buffalo Democrat.
The complete scorecard can be found here.