For Immediate Release
Andy Bicking, Director of Government Relations and Public Policy: 914 489 1568; email@example.com
HUDSON VALLEY — Scenic Hudson congratulates the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo for moving closer to an unprecedented investment in protecting and enhancing the Hudson Valley’s environment and economy by considering a $3 billion Clean Water and Jobs Bond Act and assuring it will be on the ballot in November 2022.
Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan said, “With a great display of bipartisanship, the Legislature and Governor Cuomo are poised to make a historic investment in a brighter future for all New Yorkers. Funding from a Clean Water and Jobs Bond Act will be critical for restoring the state’s economy, creating jobs and improving public health in communities big and small by providing cleaner air and water, increasing access to fresh food from local family farms and achieving the state’s nation-leading climate goals. Scenic Hudson looks forward to working with the state to assure its passage, which will benefit New Yorkers for generations.”
Scenic Hudson Director of Government Relations and Public Policy Andy Bicking said, “The need in the Hudson Valley is great for providing clean drinking water, conserving productive family farms, helping communities confront the impacts of climate change, and protecting and connecting people to the region’s natural treasures. If passed in the current budget, the Clean Water and Jobs Bond Act offers the potential to make once-in-a-lifetime investments in achieving all of these.”
Clean Water and Jobs Bond Act
The proposed $3 Billion Clean Water and Jobs Bond Act would make a historic investment in ensuring future generations of New Yorkers have clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and local parks to enjoy. It also will help communities protect homes, businesses and vital infrastructure from the impacts of a changing climate. The funding includes $1 billion for flood risk reduction, $550 million for open space land conservation and recreation (including $100 million to conserve family farms), and $700 million for climate change mitigation.