Governor Announces Pro-Environmental Budget


For immediate release:
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

For more information contact:
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, 5163907150, 631-384-1378 (mobile), aesposito@citizenscampaign.orgBrian Smith, Associate Executive Director, 716-831-3206,

CCE commends Governor for environmental leadership

Albany, NY—Today Governor Cuomo gave his State of the State address and released his 2019-20 Executive Budget proposal, which included a number of important environmental initiatives. In response to the Governor’s proposals, Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director at Citizens Campaign for the Environment, said:

“This is what national environmental leadership looks like. From ending the scourge of the plastic bag, to expanding renewable energy and fighting climate change, to protecting clean water; the Governor’s budget is a huge win for our environment and public health. We look forward to now working with the Governor and the legislature to finalize the strongest environmental budget possible for New York State.

CCE has worked to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders—environmentalists, wastewater treatment operators, drinking water suppliers, environmental justice organizations, local agencies, contractors, and others—that have collectively been calling for an additional $2.5 billion in clean water infrastructure investments. We are thrilled that the Governor announced a new, five-year, $2.5 billion clean water investment to compliment his initial $2.5 investment that began in 2017. New York has significant needs when it comes to protecting our water, and the Governor has responded with a very significant investment to address those clean water needs. We look forward to learning more about the details of these proposed investments.”


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.

updated by jchristensen  1/15/19