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October 9, 2012

Local pols ranked on environment


Tonawanda News — The 2012 New York State Legislative Session was the first time since 2006 that none of the environmental community’s priority “Super Bills” made it to the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk. Additionally, Cuomo made little effort to prioritize any pro-environment legislation, waiting until late in the session to introduce his solar jobs proposal, according to Moore. 

“While the Assembly failed to act on the governor’s solar energy bill, which was not introduced until the end of session, their legislative agenda did recognize that environmental protections and economic development are not mutually exclusive,” Moore said. “Sadly, others members of the legislature not only voted against our environment, but sought to dismantle prior conservation victories.”

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