New York League of Conservation Voters
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For Immediate Release: July 24, 2020
212-361-6350, Ext. 206
NYLCV Applauds State Legislature for Passing a Slew of Pro-Environmental Bills
Albany, N.Y. – Following a marathon week of legislative session in which the New York State Senate and Assembly passed over 200 pieces of legislation, the New York League of Conservation Voters today applauded both houses for making the environment a priority and passing several of the organization’s priority bills.
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “Building on a stellar budget, this was another banner week for the environment. New York is showing that the environment and sustainability are not issues that can take a summer break. These NYLCV-priority bills passed by the State Legislature will improve water quality, protect natural areas, remove toxins from our environment, and encourage clean transportation. We commend Leader Stewart-Cousins, Speaker Heastie, Senate and Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chairs Kaminsky and Englebright, Senators Kennedy, Mayer, Hoylman, and Metzger and Assemblymembers Jones, Paulin, and Fahy for their leadership.”
The bills now passed by both houses of the Legislature include:
8767-A/S. 8663-A, sponsored by Senator Timothy Kennedy and Assemblymember Billy Jones, to establish the Adirondack road salt reduction task force, pilot plan, and test program.
5839-A/S. 5041, sponsored by Senator Shelley Mayer and Assemblymember Amy Paulin, to repeal Westchester County’s ability to sell parkland without state approval.
6829-B/A. 8829-A, sponsored by Senator Kaminsky and Assemblymember Englebright, to ban certain uses of the harmful chemical trichloroethylene (TCE).
4739/S. 8817, sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, to ban harmful Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals in food packaging.
8608/S. 6836, sponsored by Assemblymember Paulin and Senator Jen Metzger, prohibiting non-electric vehicles from parking in designated EV-charging parking spots.
The New York League of Conservation Voters is the only non-partisan, statewide environmental organization in New York that takes a pragmatic approach to fighting for clean water, healthy air, renewable energy, and open space. For more information, visit www.nylcv.org.