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Environmental Groups Laud Passage of Green Bills

By Pat Bradley


Albany, NY – One of the two environmental "Super Bills" that passed the NYS Legislature this session limits withdrawals from the state's waters without DEC permits. The other called "Complete Streets" incorporates the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists into future road design. Environmental Advocates of NY Government Affairs Program Associate Saima Anjam......

Three of the bills marked as priorities did not pass NY's Legislature. New York Public Interest Research Group Senior Environmental Associate Laura Haight....

The groups cite the state Assembly for their efforts to move the Super Bills forward, and hope both chambers will be more pro-active in the next session. Audubon NY Director of Government Relations Sean Mahar.....

The priority bills are chosen annually by a panel of the environmental groups' representatives.