- Statement on "Yogurt Summit Regulations" Effective Today

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2013
Travis Proulx, tproulx@eany.org , 518-462-5526 ext. 238

STATEMENT ON “YOGURT SUMMIT REGULATIONS” EFFECTIVE TODAY

Albany—At Governor Cuomo’s “yogurt summit” in 2012, he announced that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) would be undermining state water quality protections, supposedly to benefit yogurt production in New York. Those changes are effective today. The following statement is attributable to Katherine Nadeau, Water & Natural Resources Director for Environmental Advocates of New York:

“The strength of New York’s yogurt industry is based on the quality of the milk our dairies produce. And our dairies rely on clean water. It is disappointing that the DEC has chosen to roll back basic water quality protections. I encourage the DEC to reconsider this move, and focus its attention on other, more responsible ways of growing the state’s yogurt industry while continuing to protect and restore New York’s waterways.”

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