Citizens Campaign for the Environment

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New York has adopted some of the most aggressive drinking water standards in the U.S. for toxic chemicals, like 1,4-Dioxane and PFOAs.

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New York will spend more than $700 million on new initiatives to reduce vehicle emissions by 2050, including building public charging stations for electric vehicles.  

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A Long Island environmental group is concerned that stricter drinking water standards that New York health officials plan to adopt aren’t tough enough.  

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The New York State budget will provide funds to create a food scrap recycling program, help Long Island’s water infrastructure and ban plastic bags.

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Four Long Island environmental groups want Suffolk County lawmakers to introduce a ballot measure that would create a property tax or water bill to raise money for wastewater treatment.