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New York Should Invest in its Ocean and Great Lakes

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New York State is currently in the middle of its budget negotiations (read: battle) and Governor Cuomo has put forth his proposal. He has thirty days to make amendments and then the Senate and Assembly will put forth their versions.  After the requisite back-and-forth, a final budget will be approved by the Legislature and signed […]

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Update: New York’s Sewage Right to Know Law

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In 2012 CCE secured you the right to know when raw sewage was released into the waters near you.  We’ve been working the NYS DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) to implement the law and get a system in place to notify you when those overflows occur.  The DEC recently announced that you could sign up […]

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New York State Budget Victories

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Once again the New York State budget has been delivered on time.  The 2014 budget season resulted in some hard-fought victories for CCE and I’m thrilled to be able to share them with you: $500,000 for the 2012 Sewage Right to Know law.  As you probably remember, CCE worked tirelessly to pass this law in […]

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CCE in Albany: Lobbying on the Budget

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Yesterday, CCE staff went to Albany to discuss our budget priorities with members of the New York State Assembly and Senate. I just wanted to take a minute to share some of CCE’s priorities with you, so you know what are fighting for in Albany during the budget process.   And just so you know where we […]

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Disposable Bags & the NYS Budget

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Over the last few decades, the issue of disposable bag pollution has become a global concern.  Plastic and paper bags have become ubiquitous, and are taking a toll on our environment and our economy.  According to the EPA, between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year, and each of those […]

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New York State Budget Battle Begins

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Yesterday Governor Cuomo released his proposed Executive budget for FY 2014-15. The Governor has proposed to fund the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) at $157 million, which would be an increase of $4 million from last year’s adopted budget. Governor Cuomo’s proposal for an incremental increase to the NYS Environmental Protection Fund is a step […]

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New York’s 2013 Legislative Session

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A quick wrap-up of what happened in New York this year during legislative session: Victories included a ban on shark fin sales, mercury thermostat collection program, buy local food procurement, and a $19 million increase in the Environmental Protection fund. Shark Fin Sale Ban – Even though shark finning is illegal in New York, you […]

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