Since the Flint Water Crisis took the nation by storm, we continue to see the issue and concern of water quality rise, especially in facilities, like schools, where contaminated water impacts our youth.
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.
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.
The completion of Tunnel Three, already one of the world’s most complex engineering feats, would run over 60 miles, and be the largest in the United States. While it may accumulate more debt, or cause a rise in water rates, this is a necessary infrastructure project to protect our supply of clean drinking water in NYC.
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.