2016 State Budget Testimony

Governor Cuomo’s 2016-2017 Executive Budget Proposal includes some positive policy proposals that would help to protect our environment and public health here in New York State.

However, there are aspects of the Governor’s proposal that would take New York in the wrong direction by making it harder for New York to achieve its climate and clean energy goals, and ensure sustained progress towards a healthier New York.

Environmental Advocates of New York is the only organization that reviews the entire State Budget through a green lens. Please take a few minutes to read the testimony we have presented to the Legislature in response to environmental initiatives and funding proposed in Governor Andrew Cuomo's Executive Budget!