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For immediate release:
Monday, January 9, 2017
For more information contact:
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, 516-390-7150, 631-384-1378 (mobile), aesposito@citizenscampaign.org


Farmingdale, NY - At today’s State of the State address in Buffalo, Governor Cuomo announced a proposal to provide $2 billion investment in the state’s clean water infrastructure. In response, Adrienne Esposito, CCE Executive Director said:

“Now that’s the way to tackle sewage pollution! Clean Water is a necessity not a luxury item. Governor Cuomo’s proposed $2 Billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act is a game changer to achieving clean water from Montauk to Buffalo. There’s no magic needed to treat sewage and drinking water, what we needed is the leadership and funding to get the job done. This is an outstanding victory for the public and clean water advocates. This funding will benefit every New Yorker, from the Great Lakes to the Long Island Sound to the suffering South Shore Estuary. Our future is looking cleaner and safer because of this investment. We are thrilled that Governor Cuomo acknowledges the depth of the problem and is committed to investing in water infrastructure. This will provide cleaner drinking water, improved public health, increased job creation and economic development, and a better quality of life for New Yorkers. With sewage overflows fouling our waterways and toxic chemicals making drinking water supplies unsafe to drink, the time has come to make a significant investment in upgrading our water infrastructure. We look forward to learning more about the proposal and working with Governor Cuomo to make a significant investment in water infrastructure a reality.”


Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by jchristensen  1/9/17