Stream protections bill awaits signature by Governor Cuomo

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Peekskill Hollow Brook

With bipartisan support, the New York State Legislature passed a bill granting protections to 41,000 miles of streams across New York, including nearly 9,000 miles in the Hudson River watershed! This bill now awaits a signature from Governor Cuomo and we need your help in ensuring it gets signed into law.

This bill is crucial to protecting New York’s streams in the face of the rollback of clean water protections at the federal level. More than 11.2 million New Yorkers depend on public water systems that rely on small streams to supply clean drinking water. This bill will ensure New York State limits the damage to New York’s clean drinking water.

Urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign this bill granting protections for thousands of miles of New York’s streams.

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