NYS Comptroller DiNapoli to Join Big Push for Top Environmental Priorities on 22nd Annual Earth Day Lobby Day

Advocates Will Join Key Elected Leaders on April 25 to Rally Support for Passage of "Super Bills"

ALBANY, NY (04/23/2012)(readMedia)-- Scores of advocates and key lawmakers will converge on the Capitol on April 25th for the 22nd annual Earth Day Lobby Day. Advocates will urge their Assembly Members and Senators to adopt the environmental community's five priority Super Bills-a long-term and robust plan for solar energy, improve conservation funding, protect children's health, fight climate change and safeguard the environment from the dangers of industrial gas drilling called "fracking."


Speakers include Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (confirmed), State Senator Mark Grisanti (confirmed) and Assembly Member Robert Sweeney (confirmed).

Environmentalists from across New York State will join host organizations, including the Adirondack Council, Adirondack Mountain Club, Audubon New York, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Environmental Advocates of New York, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York Interfaith Power and Light, New York League of Conservation Voters, New York Public Interest Research Group, Scenic Hudson, Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.


New York faces a wide range of complex environmental challenges. Earth Day Lobby Day engages New Yorkers from across the state for this day of direct advocacy for a healthier planet and a clean-energy future. Their work will emphasize the importance of environmental issues and the critical role lawmakers play in addressing them.

WHEN: Wednesday April 25, 2012 at 10:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Legislative Office Building
Hearing Room C
Albany, New York

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Program and guest speakers

11 a.m. – noon: Issue briefings

12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Meetings with lawmakers

For more information:

Dan Hendrick, NYLCV, 917.207.8715

Melissa Andreychek, Environmental Advocates, 412.680.1277

Laura Haight, NYPIRG, 518.436.0876 ext. 258

Sean Mahar, Audubon New York, 518.253.7000