New York Passes Strongest Climate Legislation in the Nation
The 2019 legislative session came to a close with historic gains for the environment. The State Senate and Assembly passed the most aggressive climate legislation in the country as well as other legislative measures, putting New York at the forefront of the fight for environmental protection.
There are many benefits to acquiring land for State Forest Preserves, but it can often make life difficult for residents who live in and around the acquired area because of the limits placed on new development. A recently passed bill seeks to ease this burden by creating a 750 acre land bank for certain public projects.
Congressman Paul Tonko has been working with Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to release legislation that would allow for a reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act and allocate funding over the next five years to be provided to local water-line improvements.