Statement on Governor Cuomo's NYS Budget Proposal

ALBANY, NY (02/01/2011)(readMedia)-- "While Environmental Advocates of New York's review of Governor Andrew Cuomo's first-ever state budget proposal is cursory, we are encouraged by what we see. By maintaining staff at the Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, safeguarding investments in clean energy and efficiency, and keeping steady the state's Environmental Protection Fund, Governor Cuomo recognized that investments in the health of our air, land and water are investments in New York's future that will generate big returns for all of us."

"Environmental Advocates and our allies shared our concerns about the state of New York's environmental agencies and funding streams with Governor Cuomo and his staff. We are pleased that our message got through. Rather than balancing the state budget on the backs of New York's environment, the Governor chose to invest in a cleaner, greener New York."

"We look forward to a productive legislative session and working with the State Senate and Assembly to safeguard resources earmarked to protect our shared environment and the health of our families. "


Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader. Visit to learn more about our work.