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More support needed now in New York Assembly for Environmental Protection Fund
Source:Friends of New York's Environment
Friends of New York's Environment, a statewide coalition of more than 100 groups, including the Trail Conference, that support the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), continues to defend the EPF against large proposed cuts in the 2010/11 state budget.
Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney, chair of the Assembly's Environmental Conservation Committee, is requesting other Democrats to sign on to his letter in support of the EPF. As of February 19, 64 members had signed on. The coalition's goal is to reach at least 80. Click here to see a list of members who have signed on, indicated by an x next to their name.
Pink highlights indicate members who signed on to last year's letter in support of the EPF during the budget negotiations. Thanking them for their past support and urging them to support the EPF once again may be helpful.
If your representative is listed and does not have an X next to their name, please contact them and ask them to sign on to the letter today. Click here to see the list.
To find contact info for your Assembly representative, click here.
To learn more about the EPF and the threat to funding for open space and the environment in New York, visit our webpage on the issue.