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NYS Assembly Passes CO2 Drilling & Fracking Ban Bill; Advocates Applaud Legislators

Albany, NY – Following a rally and lobby day last week in support of legislation (A8866/ S8357) to ban drilling and fracking for natural gas and oil using carbon dioxide (CO2), the NYS Assembly passed the bill today 97-50. The bill has tremendous momentum,...

Senator Kavanagh and Assemblymember Kelles Introduce Bills to Protect New Yorkers from Dangerous Food Additives – Known and Unknown

Albany – Assemblymember Dr. Anna Kelles and State Senator Brian Kavanagh today announced the introduction of two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting New Yorkers from dangerous additives—known and unknown—used in foods and beverages.  The first...

Legislators, Advocates Rename Statewide Bird Safe Buildings Act the “FLACO Act”

New York — Today, in the wake of the untimely death of Flaco, the Eurasion eagle-owl that captured the hearts and minds of New Yorkers upon escaping from the Central Park Zoo after an individual vandalized his enclosure, New York State Senator Brad...

Assemblymember Anna Kelles and Senator Rachel May Announce New Legislation to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms in New York Waters

Assemblymember Anna Kelles (D-125th District) and Senator Rachel May (D-48th District) come together to protect the environment and New York’s precious freshwater resources with the Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Prevention (HABMAP) Act (A8867/S8356)....

Assemblymember Kelles and Senator Hinchey Bill for Agrivoltaics Research at Cornell Signed into Law

Ithaca, NY – On Friday, December 8th, Assemblymember Anna Kelles’ final remaining bill (A4911) of eleven bills she championed and ensured passed in the Assembly this year, was signed into law by Governor Hochul, establishing the Agrivoltaics Research...

Assembly Bill A1260 Envisions a Brighter Future for Broadband Infrastructure

Dryden, NY – Earlier today, Assemblymember Kelles and local Dryden officials celebrated the passage of A1260, a ground-breaking piece of legislation introduced during the 2023 legislative session, which promises to reshape the telecommunications landscape,...
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