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New York’s Environmental Protection Fund Is At Risk!
From the Long Island Pine Barren Society:
ACTION ALERT: May 9th and May 11th
Tune into “TV 10/55 Focus” on Sunday, May 9th at 2:30pm. Host Richard Rose and Society Exec. Director Richard Amper
Talk about the Society’s recently-released white paper which details the declining rate of land preservation, proposed budget cuts for environmental programs and other current environmental matters.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR to call Assembly Speaker Silver and Senate Leader Sampson on Tuesday, May 11th and tell them to restore New York’s Environmental Protection Fund to $222 million! State officials have told us they have received more feedback from their constituents on the EPF cuts this year than they have on any other issue. We mustn’t stop now!
Call Speaker Sheldon Silver: (518)455-3791
Call Senate Leader John Sampson: (518)455-2788
In his budget proposal this year,Gov. Paterson cut environmental funding to the bone—he slashed staff at the Department of Environmental Conservation and shut down dozens of parks. He also cut $69 million from the Environmental Protection Fund, a 33 percent hit, which protects what we love most—our parks, our drinking water supplies – and worst of all- zeroed out all open space funding. Other state budget items were only cut 1-2 percent.
When the Governor tried this last year, the Legislature restored some of these critical funds after hearing from New Yorkers like you.
Let’s do it again. Mark Your Calendar for Tuesday, May 11th! Call Speaker Silver and Senator Sampson and tell them New York needs its EPF restored!