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Assembly Passes the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee Steve Englebright today announced the Assembly has passed the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change...

June 19, 2017
Assembly Passes Legislative Package Commemorating Earth Day 2017

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Chair Steve Englebright today announced the passage of legislation designed to safeguard the environment and protect public health in commemoration of Earth Day 2017. "This Earth Day, the...

April 25, 2017
Assembly Secures $2.5 Billion in Water Quality Improvement Funding in 2017-2018 SFY Budget

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steven Englebright and Local Governments Committee Chair William Magnarelli today announced the 2017-2018 SFY Budget agreement funds the Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 at...

April 7, 2017
NYS Assembly Budget Proposal Invests $2 Billion in Drinking Water Protection Initiatives and Funds Other Environmental Safeguards

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright announced the Assembly 2017-2018 SFY Budget Proposal includes a $2 billion water infrastructure initiative and also funds other critical measures to protect...

March 16, 2017
Assembly to Hold Water Quality Hearings

Speaker Carl Heastie, Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright and Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried today announced the Assembly will hold public hearings on water quality in New York State in early September. "Recent reports...

July 6, 2016
Assembly Passes "New York State Climate and Community Protection Act" to Enhance Anti-Climate Change Efforts

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright announced the passage of legislation to address the impact of climate change in New York. "The Assembly has been a longstanding advocate for more environmentally...

June 2, 2016
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