Gov. Hochul Can Protect Our Waterways and Prepare NY For the EV Revolution
NYLCV) is urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign two bills; one will further protect New York’s waterways and help keep the state’s drinking water safe, and the other will help our state end its dependence on fossil fuels. These two bills have been passed by the New York State Legislature and await the governor’s signature. The first bill, A. 6652/S. 4162, known as the Class C Streams bill, is designed to protect New York’s streams by putting them under the supervision of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. This is crucial to shoring up the state’s natural resilience against the impacts of climate change as well as protecting our water supply. The second bill, A. 5052/S. 4830, would amend the public authorities and public service laws to require the development of a highway and depot charging action plan for electric vehicles to meet the state’s clean transportation goals.