Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Protect NY’s Environmental Protection Fund
Governor Paterson is proposing to gut New York's EnvironmentalProtection Fund and undercut the efforts of the agencyresponsible for making sure our water is safe to drink and ourair is safe to breathe. New York State has one dedicated funding source for all thingsgreen. The Environmental Protection Fund supports projectsacross the state that run the gamut from protecting our drinkingwater to fixing up neighborhood parks. If the Governor's budget is passed by the State Legislature,these green efforts are in danger. The budget proposal wouldslash the Environmental Protection Fund by more than $50million and cut the number of engineers, inspectors, andscientists who safeguard the health of our air, land and water.We need to defend the Environmental Protection Fund and NewYork's environmental agencies and keep our natural resourcessafe. Go to http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/defend_NYS_2009 to tell statelawmakers to defend New York's environment. It only takes a few minutes.
For more information about the Environmental Protection Fund,visit www.eany.org .

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