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Hull picks up a green endorsement

By Kathleen Moore
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Alliance Party founder Roger Hull picked up a green endorsement Thursday from the New York League of Conservation Voters.

The group endorsed Mayor Brian U. Stratton, a Democrat, in 2007. That time, they poured $50,000 worth of mailings into the campaign, urging voters to support Stratton because of his work to make Schenectady more environmentally-friendly.

This time, they might not put any money into the mayoral campaign, spokesman Dan Hendrick said.

“It’s a year when we have more limited resources,” he said.

The group chose Hull because of his “fantastic” plans for Schenectady.

In conjunction with the event, Hull released a five-point plan for environmentalism in Schenectady.

He wants to add trees, permeable pavement and other items to retain stormwater, reducing the amount that flows into sewage pipes and occasionally overwhelms the wastewater treatment facility.

He also wants to buy more fuel-efficient city cars, redevelop brownfields, and encourage tourism at the city’s riverfront.

In terms of transportation, he wants to add more bike racks and bike lanes throughout the city and push for a second rail between Albany and Schenectady.

Hull is running for mayor on the Alliance and Republican lines.

Reach Gazette reporter Kathleen Moore by email to moore@dailygazette.com.

 
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