Protect the Environmental Protection Fund
Dear Assemblymember Sweeney,
I am contacting you today to ask that you increase the level of funding for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) in the state budget to no less than $200 million.
The current proposed level of funding for the EPF won’t address critical needs that exist across the state for programs that protect our clean water, support good paying jobs, and provide municipalities funding for critical services.
I urge you to address these needs and ensure that there is a sufficient and appropriate level of investment in the environment as part of this year’s budget process, as this funding will benefit the economy and quality of life of your constituents.
In a year when the state expects its first budget surplus since the 2008 economic decline and investments are being made in many sectors, this is exactly the right time to make investments that will keep New Yorkers working and protect our environment.
Thank you in advance for your efforts to conserve our land, air and water, make our communities more resilient and create jobs across New York through your support of the Environmental Protection Fund.
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