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Environmental Advocates

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Dozens of community and environmental advocates are calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to preserve climate and clean energy funding, despite COVID-19 related financial woes. This comes during Climate Week, during which the governor has unveiled a number of projects and initiatives.

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Environmental Advocates of New York says too many water infrastructure projects are waiting in the wings for funding, according to a report released Thursday. The group wants the state legislature to allocate a major increase in funding over previous years.

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The New York State Drinking Water Quality Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon. The council is expected to recommend maximum contaminant levels for toxic substances that have turned up in drinking water in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh and other communities. The meeting begins at 3 in Albany, New York City and on Long Island.

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A New York environmental group is calling for increased water infrastructure and staff funding at the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. The call comes after the group updated a report analyzing data on reported sewage overflows.

Environmentalists are urging a key review board to vote no on a request from the Cuomo Administration to help finance the rebuilding of a major Thruway bridge with a fund designed for municipal clean water projects.  

Governor Cuomo’s administration wants to use money from a revolving loan fund, designed to help local governments keep their sewer and water treatment systems up to date and their drinking water clean, to instead help pay for the massive Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.

Environmental Advocates of New York

Environmental Advocates of New York has hired a new executive director, and it’s someone who is very familiar to environmental concerns in New York.