NYS Environmental Protection Fund

Ask NY Lawmakers to Approve the Environmental Protection Fund

Approve the Environmental Protection Fund is an effort of Environmental Advocates of New York to complete the state’s main source of financing to protect
New York’s natural heritage, air and water quality, and dozens of individual projects across the state.

Please urge
Albany lawmakers to approve the Environmental Protection Fund before it’s too late.




Rob Moore

Executive Director

Environmental Advocates of New York

 Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Your Assemblyperson (if you live in NY)
Your State Senator (if you live in NY)
Below is the sample letter:

Subject: Please Approve the Environmental Protection Fund

Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

I know that you understand that New York's environment affects almost every aspect of our lives, from our health to our livelihoods, and the places we live and work.

I am writing today as a member of Environmental Advocates of New York to ask you to approve and complete the Environmental Protection Fund before the end of the Legislative Session.

New Yorkers from every corner of our great state support protecting the environment and safeguarding our health, our air and our water. With the 2006 Legislative Session winding to a close, it's time to act and ensure stable funding for New York's environmental needs.

I support finalizing the Environmental Protection Fund because the fund is our main source of financing for land acquisition, open space protection, and important clean air and water projects, including the Albany Pine Bush Commission, the Finger Lakes/Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance, and the Hudson River Park, among hundreds of other projects.

Thank you for all that you have done this year to support environmental conservation. Please approve the Environmental Protection Fund before it's too late.


New York Majority Leader
New York Speaker of the Assembly

What's At Stake:
Environmental Advocates of
New York is counting down to the end of the 2006 Legislative Session.

With less than three weeks to go, NY lawmakers still haven’t approved the Environmental Protection Fund.   

Albany legislators to ensure stable funding to protect our natural heritage. The Environmental Protection Fund is the main state source for financing things like land acquisition, open space protection, clean water and clean air projects, and other critical initiatives that could be lost because of “business as usual” in Albany.  

This year’s legislative session is drawing to a close and the Environmental Protection Fund has become another pawn in the annual budget battle among Governor Pataki, Assembly Speaker Silver, and Senate Majority Leader Bruno.

New York lawmakers to stop holding the Environmental Protection Fund hostage.

The Environmental Protection Fund benefits all New Yorkers by supporting programs that include: the Long Island Pine Barrens Commission; Landfill Closures; Invasive Species Control; Ocean and Great Lakes Protection Projects; Municipal Recycling Projects; Hudson River Estuary Research; Restoration and Management; and hundreds of other programs and projects across the state.  

What’s the hold up? Lawmakers and New York residents from Niagara Falls to Montauk Point, from the Adirondacks to the mouth of the
Hudson, support approving and completing the fund.

Tell lawmakers to act now. This is no time for playing politics. It’s time to approve the Environmental Protection Fund.

Visit www.eany.org to learn more about the Environmental Protection Fund and Environmental Advocates of New York’s legislative and funding priorities.

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