This week our Director of Government Relations, Christopher Goeken, represented the NYLCV in partnership with schools and elected officials to advocate for the testing of water in New York State schools.
On Thursday, May 5th, the New York City Council voted in favor of Int. 0209-2014! This is a monumental step towards building a more progressive city, and this legislation will serve to make for a cleaner and healthier New York City and environment!
Although researchers see many fish species thriving in the long-contaminated body of water, the small-mouth bass, a popular catch for local fisherman, show signs of polybrominated biphenyl ethers, or PBDEs.
On the heels of last year’s county and municipal elections, NYLCV’s Capital Region Chapter worked closely with local advocates to develop an environmental policy agenda for government officials to help guide their work over the next two years.