– Statement on “Yogurt Summit Regulations” Effective Today

May 8, 2013

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2013
Travis Proulx, [email protected] , 518-462-5526 ext. 238


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 NY:

“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.”