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May12, 2023Albany, NYA Forest Preserve group comprised of 32 organizations and municipalitiesapplauds GovernorKathyHochuland the New York State legislature forthestate budget, which includesdedicated funding for theForest PreserveParksof $8million under the EPFs State Land Stewardshipline. In the final budget the EPF was also retained at the historic level of $400 million achieved last year.

From Food and Water Watch -- Today, 138 groups representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, sent a letter to Governor Hochul, organized by the Stop Holtec Coalition, urging her to stop Holtec International’s plan to dump one million gallons of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River. A public hearing on the Indian Point decommissioning process is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25.

From the Capitol Pressroom -- Environmentalists are urging state lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul to include a fleshed out cap-and-invest program in New York’s budget, but the details may get left on the chopping block. Catskill Mountainkeeper Deputy Director Katherine Nadeau explains why legislative action is needed now, including to create a rebate program designed to make the green transition more affordable for low-income New Yorkers.

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