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Video Blog Series: “A Day in the Life: CCE Lobby Day”


Every day here at Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is new and different, so I invite you to take a firsthand look into what goes on inside the walls of CCE with our new video blog series. Join us as we travel to Albany, meeting with elected officials on one of our 2012 legislative priorities; the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act. We’ve condensed an action packed fourteen hour day down to 7 minutes for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

About the Bill:

Many communities in New York State and throughout the nation are served by aging and dilapidated sewage infrastructure. When sewage infrastructure is not properly operated or maintained, billions of gallons of untreated raw sewage can be released in to the environment before reaching a treatment plant. Raw sewage overflows contaminate ground and surface waters, flood our streets, and can back up in to homes or other buildings. In New York State, the Department of Environmental Conservation estimates that 4,000 sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) occur annually. Discharges of untreated sewage from sanitary sewer overflows and combined sewer overflows (CSOs) represent a significant threat to public health, the environment, and our economy.

Currently, when sewage spills occur, the public is not notified about these overflows and continue to use waterways filled with potential life threatening bacteria, toxins, pathogens and chemicals. CCE strongly supports the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act, which would simply require public notification of any sewage spills, violations or exceedances. Learn more about CCE’s campaign here.

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