For Immediate Release: July 6, 2016
State Assembly Announces Water Quality Hearings
Albany – Today, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Environmental Conservation Chair Steve Englebright and Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried announced the Assembly will hold public hearings on water quality in New York State.
The following statement is attributable to Liz Moran, water & natural resources associate at Environmental Advocates of New York:
“We are happy that the Assembly Committees on Health and Environmental Conservation will be holding hearings to not only examine the quality of New York’s drinking water, but to find out why it took so long for government agencies to act. Everyone has a right to drink water without worrying that what comes from the tap could make them seriously ill. For the residents of Hoosick Falls, Petersburgh and Newburgh, that right has been violated. Just as they fought for clean and safe water to drink, they have now raised their voices to demand answers so that other communities don’t go through what they have. All New Yorkers owe them a huge debt of gratitude that hearings will be held and as a result, the necessary standards put in place to ensure that we all have access to clean, safe drinking water.”