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Riverkeeper reacts to the passage of the Environmental Bond Act


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On Tuesday, November 8, New York voters overwhelmingly supported Prop 1, the $4.2 billion Clean Air, Clean Water and Green Jobs Bond Act of 2022. Funds from the bond act will support capital improvements across the state including vital water infrastructure upgrades, water quality improvements, dam removals, environmental justice projects, and renewable energy all while creating 100,000 good paying jobs. Riverkeeper is a proud member of the Clean Water and Jobs coalition, a 300+ member coalition made up of environmental and conservation groups, labor and healthcare, faith, and good government groups. This coalition powered the bond act’s overwhelming victory.

“Riverkeeper celebrates a resounding victory from voters on Prop 1 to support the continued recovery of the Hudson River, protect our drinking water, and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future,” said Riverkeeper Senior Manager of Government Affairs Jeremy Cherson. “New Yorkers made the right call, approving funds for substantial clean water infrastructure projects and climate action while creating good jobs in the process. We look forward to working with Governor Hochul and state agencies to bring future projects funded by the environmental bond act to communities across New York.”

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