Tuesday, January 6, 2009

From Environmental Advocates of New York

Governor Paterson is proposing to gut New York’s Environmental Protection Fund and undercut the efforts of the agency responsible for making sure our water is safe to drink and our air is safe to breathe.

New York lawmakers are considering the Governor’s proposal and we need to fix it before it’s too late. Click here to ask state lawmakers to defend New York’s environment.

New York State has one dedicated funding source for all things green. The Environmental Protection Fund supports projects across the state that run the gamut from protecting our drinking water to fixing up neighborhood parks.

If the Governor’s budget is passed by the State Legislature, these green efforts are in danger. The budget proposal would slash the Environmental Protection Fund by more than $50 million and cut the number of engineers, inspectors, and scientists who safeguard the health of our air, land and water.

We need to defend the Environmental Protection Fund and New York’s environmental agencies and keep our natural resources safe.

For more information about the Environmental Protection Fund, visit www.eany.org.

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