Press Releases

Read Assemblymember Englebright’s Comments on the Gyrodyne Subdivision Draft Environmental Impact Study

Assemblymember Englebright Announces Appointments to the Climate Action Council

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has appointed Peter Iwanowicz, Dr. Robert Howarth, and Dr. Paul Shepson to the Climate Action Council. These appointees bring years of scientific and environmental experience necessary to shape an informed and feasible climate...

Assemblyman Englebright: Governor Signed Legislation Banning Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling in New York's Coastal Areas

Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) announced that Governor Cuomo signed his legislation (A.2572 Englebright/S.2316 Kaminsky) to prohibit oil and natural gas drilling in New York coastal areas.This important...

Times Union: New York's single-use plastic bag ban signed into law

Assemblyman Englebright: Legislation Banning Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling in New York's Coastal Areas Passes Assembly

Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) announced the Assembly passage of legislation (A.2572, Englebright) to prohibit oil and natural gas drilling in New York's coastal areas."My colleagues and I held...

Assemblyman Englebright: New Measures Will Make Voting Easier and Reduce the Influence of Special Interests in Politics

Assemblymember Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) announced that the Assembly has passed a package of seven bills to reform New York State's antiquated electoral process, to make voting easier and reduce the influence of special interests in elections."It's...

Read Assemblyman Englebright’s Letter to the PSC Urging a Fix of Key Aspect of New York’s Solar VDER Tariff

Read Assemblyman Englebright’s Sign-on Letter to EPA Opposing Rulemaking that would Rollback Automotive Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards for 2022 to 2025

Englebright Passes New Law to Appropriately Reference the Deaf Community

Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) announced that his bill (A.7178/S.6128) to strike all references of “hearing impaired” from New York State law has been signed by Governor Cuomo. Instead, the law will refer to those that are “deaf or hard of...

Notice of Public Hearing - Long Island Sound Water Quality

Drug Take-Back Bill Becomes Law in New York State

Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) announced today that the Drug Take-Back Act has been signed into law. The new law – passed unanimously by both the Senate and the Assembly – establishes a robust, statewide program to provide safe pharmaceutical...

Read Assemblyman Englebright’s Letter Requesting EPA and HHS to Immediately Release the Preliminary Toxic Assessment Report on PFOA and PFOS

Assembly Passes Earth Day Legislative Package to Safeguard the Environment and Public Health

Assemblyman Englebright Announces 1,000 Acre Addition to Central Pine Barrens Preservation Area

Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) announced that the State Budget agreement passed last week includes the addition of over 1,000 acres to the Central Pine Barrens Preservation area in the Town of Brookhaven. More than 800 acres of coastal...

Read Assemblyman Englebright’s Sign-On Letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Opposition to the Plan to Permit Oil Drilling Offshore of Long Island

Read Assemblyman Englebright’s Comments on the DEC’s Third Draft Mute Swan Management Plan

Read Bi-Partisan Letter to Governor Cuomo in Support of Signing A-7722B/S-6157B to Preserve over 1000 Acres of Environmentally-Sensitive Woodlands in Shoreham and Mastic

The Honorable Andrew CuomoGovernorState of New YorkExecutive Cham-berAlbany, New York 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: We are writing as bi-partisan supporters of your signing S-6157B and A-7722B, legislation to pre-serve more than a1000 acres of environmentally-sensitive...

LTR to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in support of fishery management that recognizes the importance of menhaden as a food source for fish, birds, marine mammals

Assemblyman Englebright and Senator LaValle Announce Continuation of First-Time Home Buyer Program

Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) and Senator Ken LaValle (R,C,I-Port Jefferson) announced today that legislation they sponsored to allow municipalities to continue the tax exemption for first-time home buyers of newly constructed homes passed...

Summer 2017 Budget Update