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CCE PRESS CENTER

PRESS STATEMENT

For immediate release:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
For more information contact:
Adrienne Eposito, Executive Director, 516-390-7150, 631-384-1378 (mobile), aesposito@citizenscampaign.org

CCE STATEMENT FY 2011-12 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL

Albany, NY--In the wake of these difficult and challenging fiscal times, Governor Cuomo sent a clear message the environmental protection is not a luxury item, it’s a necessity.

CCE is pleased that Governor Cuomo maintained the integrity of the dedicated Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and kept funding at $134 million.

The EPF funds local programs and projects from Montauk to Buffalo to protect drinking water, support recycling, protect our oceans, estuaries and Great Lakes and conserve open space.

 

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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 dglance  2/1/11