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Statement on environmental priorities in the New York State budget

ALBANY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York lawmakers passed their $175 billion state budget including a ban on single-use plastic bags and $500 million in funding for clean water projects that includes repairing and upgrading water infrastructure, protecting drinking water at its source, and responding to sources of toxic contamination such as PFAS and toxic algal outbreaks. Additionally, the Governor and lawmakers rejected the proposed language to raid the Environmental Protection Fund and instead continued to fund the state’s dedicated environmental program at $300 million. The single-use plastic […]

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Congress Rejects Trump’s EPA Budget Cuts

New York – Today, Congress approved the Omnibus spending bill that maintains funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 2017 levels ($8 billion). In addition, the bill includes a $700 million increase for water infrastructure projects. By agreeing to a fully-funded EPA, Congressional leaders not only rejected President Trump proposal, but also earlier versions from Senate and House leaders. Members of the New York Campaign to Save The EPA celebrated the vote, and thanked members of both the House and Senate for siding with public health and the environment. […]

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Changes Headed To EPA At National And Regional Levels

Riverkeeper statement on Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State speech

Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay issues this statement following today’s State of the State address by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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Francis, the green pope

Why A Solar CEO Wants To Let The ITC Expire

Lifton Celebrates Clean Water Act

Experts Talk Climate Change and River Nov. 25

The Cuomo Record: Environment

Cuomo’s office tightly controls public records

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