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Cuomo Brings Great Hope for NY’s Environment in 2016

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While 2016 is less than a week old, Governor Cuomo has given us good reason to be optimistic about the year ahead. As part of Governor Cuomo’s 2016 agenda, he recently proposed some critical initiatives to bolster New York’s environmental legacy… Increase the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to $300 million: No matter who you are or where […]

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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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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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Dirty Water Woes: Sequestration’s Impact on Clean Water Funding

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Clean water is a necessity, not a luxury item. Unfortunately, that is not the signal we often get from Washington.  The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) provide essential support for critical infrastructure repairs and upgrades.    These programs make up a small fraction of the Federal budget every year, and yet they […]

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Video Tour: Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant

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On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Nassau County, NY officials took nearly 100 residents on a tour of the embattled Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant on Long Island to explain why such a stench is emanating as the plant undergoes temporary post-Superstorm Sandy repairs. The Bay Park plant, which serves 40 percent of the county’s population, or about 500,000 […]

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