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Group urging Hochul to sign 10 bills before year end

Dec 10, 2021 5:30 am

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics Gov. Kathy Hochul is being urged to sign 10 measures intended to protect the environment, including water in schools and curtailing spills on public roadways, as 2021 draws to a close. The advocacy group Environmental Advocates NY December 8, released a year-end list of bills still under consideration including efforts to address climate change through promoting electric vehicles and reducing the prevalence of single-use plastic bottles. The group is backing legislation that would ban the use of pesticides on playgrounds, turf and playing fields at children's overnight camps and improve pesticide reporting in the state, as well. A bill meant to ban the spread of liquid oil and gas waste on roadways is also under consideration as is banning the use of chemical fire retardants in some consumer goods. The group is also seeking the final approval of measures to build out the state's electric vehicle charging infrastructure and a bill meant to promote soil health and research practices. Kate Kurera, deputy director of Environmental Advocates NY, said, "We urge the governor to sign these commonsense bills as soon as they hit her desk." Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.