The top Democratic leaders in the state Senate and Assembly were honored by Environmental Advocates’s annual scorecard, giving both Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie the Legislator of the Year award.

Environmental groups this year have had a lot to cheer about following the first session in a decade in which Democrats controlled both chambers of the Legislature. The Legislator of the Year award had not been handed out by the group for several years.

The group pointed to the passage of long-sought environmental legislation, which included a congestion pricing toll plan, $500 million for water infrastructure and a ban on single-use plastic bags.

At the same time, the group’s scorecard assessed measures that barred garbage incineration in the Finger Lakes, ending access to state marine and coastal lands to off-shore drilling, a measure meant to prevent over fishing and a measure limiting the idling of school vehicles on school grounds.

“What we saw during this past legislative session was nothing short of amazing,” said Environmental Advocates Executive Director Peter Iwanowicz.

“The ‘New’ New York Senate, led by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, has proven itself skillful, capable, and up to the task of leading New York to a greener future. The transformation from a place where good green bills went to die to an efficient, vibrant, and forward-thinking house was tremendous. Having them partner with an Assembly—that had long been carrying the environmental torch—made several pieces of game-changing legislation possible. New Yorkers will live longer lives because of bills that were passed this year and signed into law by Governor Cuomo.”

Sen. George Amedore, a Republican, was given the group’s lowest marks and its “Oil Slick” award.