Governor Cuomo Continues Clean Water Delays

Governor Cuomo Continues Clean Water Delays

The following statement is attributable to Liz Moran, water and natural resources director for Environmental Advocates of New York. “Today’s announcement from the Governor, made on the day his Drinking Water Quality Council failed to meet a statutory deadline to have recommended MCLs in place, is just another in a long line of delays. To be clear, the Governor and the Department of Health could have acted on these chemicals as soon as the pollution crises came to light in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh, and Long Island years ago,  but they didn’t. We know PFOA, PFOS, and 1,4-dioxane are dangerous. We know these chemicals have polluted thousands of New Yorkers' water. The question that needs answering is: why has New York failed to act?” ###