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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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Ban Plastic Microbeads in New York!

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Although you may not even realize it, you may be scrubbing plastic on to your face or teeth every morning. In recent years a new ingredient has been added to many personal care products such as facial scrubs, soaps, shampoo, and toothpaste.  Tiny plastic microbeads have replaced ground walnut shells, sea salt, and other natural materials as an […]

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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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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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Great News for the Great Lakes!

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In what could fairly be called a tumultuous federal budget process, we are pleased to report that despite the ongoing dysfunction in Washington, D.C., there comes great news for the Great Lakes.  The House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Monday night (January 13, 2014) released a $1.012 trillion compromise on a 2014 spending bill that would restore funding […]

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Buffalo River: Rising From the Dead

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Many people have heard the story or seen the pictures of the Cuyahoga River in Ohio catching fire in the late 1960’s, which provided a horrifying visual of how pollution was devastating the Great Lakes.  The public outcry after the river caught fire helped push Congress to the pass the historic Clean Water Act in 1972.  What many […]

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Shape the Future of Great Lakes Restoration

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Since it’s inception in 2010, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) has proved to be the shot in the arm that is needed to help bring the Great Lakes back from the tipping point of ecological collapse.  With more than a billion dollars invested through the GLRI, the program has been successful in cleaning up toxic hot spots, […]

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