Cobb Challenges Stefanik to Explain Her Votes Against North Country Values
Incumbent’s Votes Undermine New York Jobs, Clean Air and Clean Water
“We all care about stopping industrial pollution and promoting eco-toursim in our part of New York.”
Canton, New York, August 2, 2017 — Local business woman and former St. Lawrence County Legislator, Tedra Cobb, today challenged incumbent Congresswoman, Elise Stefanik, to come clean on her motivation for voting against the environment and New York’s burgeoning eco-tourism. With a lifetime score from the League of Conservation voters of 19%, Congresswoman Stefanik is failing her duty to protect our way of life. Even when she occasionally votes our way, it’s never courageous or impactful.
Ms. Cobb said, “Dumping coal dust in to rivers is bad and wrong, full stop. Congresswoman Stefanik voted to reverse the rules to allow coal pollution to resume. Why? Is it about her energy industry donors?”
“Congresswoman Stefanik voted to strip power from the Army Corps of Engineers to make rules protecting small streams and wetlands. It’s inexplicable by any rational standard.
“Protecting clean air and water is a moral imperative but it is also about economic development in New York. Hunting, fishing, skiiing, eco-toursim and farmers markets are job creators for New Yorkers, especially here. Congresswoman Stefanik has a record of voting against the families who rely on that economic activity.
“Elise Stefanik has made too many mistakes too soon in her tenure. Washington has changed her more than she has changed it. I am running for Congress because I am morally committed to ecology, social justice grassroots democracy. Winning this seat in Congress would inject those values into the national conversation. I ask every voter from every political persuasion, including members of New York’s Green Party, to join us in the fight to protect our way of life,” concluded Ms. Cobb.
Tedra Cobb is a business consultant and former elected official with deep experience in strategic planning, program development, communication, and training. Tedra served the public on the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators and served as Vice Chair, was on the Office of the Aging Advisory Board and Chaired the Government Review Committee. Tedra also served as convener for the St. Lawrence Energy Alliance, a community coalition working to assist low-income residents get safely through the winter months. She announced her bid for the Democratic nomination on July 4, 2017.