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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2019 legislative session.

During the legislative session, Audubon New York works with lawmakers to advance critical policies that ensure a cleaner, healthier New York State for birds and people.

For more information or to request an interview with an Audubon staff member, please contact Sharon Bruce, Communications Manager at sbruce@audubon.org

Here are the latest developments:

Renewable Energy and Birds
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Renewable Energy and Birds

Audubon New York's Positions on Wind and Solar Energy

Audubon Backs New Bill to Bolster Small Fish That Struggling Seabirds Need to Survive
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Audubon Backs New Bill to Bolster Small Fish That Struggling Seabirds Need to Survive

Bipartisan Legislation Helps Ocean Ecosystem and Economies That Depend on It

Statement on the SFY 2019-20 Enacted New York State Budget
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Statement on the SFY 2019-20 Enacted New York State Budget

Audubon New York applauds New York State for enacting proposals that will benefit birds, people, and other wildlife.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Bird-friendly Building Council Act
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Bird-friendly Building Council Act

Audubon New York and partners strongly support the creation a bird-friendly building council to address bird collisions with human-made structures.

Nearly 10 Billion Taxpayer Dollars Saved by Bipartisan Coastal Law: New Economic Study
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Nearly 10 Billion Taxpayer Dollars Saved by Bipartisan Coastal Law: New Economic Study

Study comes as Coastal Barrier Resources System undergoes 9-state revision after Hurricane Sandy

Audubon New York Participates in Great Lakes Day
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Audubon New York Participates in Great Lakes Day

Audubon and partners in the Healing our Waters Coalition take on Washington, D.C. for 2019 Great Lakes Day

Testimony Before the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
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Testimony Before the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation

On February 12, 2019, Erin McGrath, Audubon New York Policy Manager testified on the Climate and Community Protection Act.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Prohibit Offshore Drilling
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Prohibit Offshore Drilling

Audubon New York strongly supports A.2574 (Englebright) / S.2316 (Kaminksy) and Article VII TED - Part I

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT -  Menhaden
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Menhaden

Audubon New York supports A.2571 (Englebright) / S.2317 (Kaminsky)

Bipartisan Bill in U.S. House Seeks to Reduce Birds Collisions with Federal Buildings
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Bipartisan Bill in U.S. House Seeks to Reduce Birds Collisions with Federal Buildings

As many as a billion birds die each year in window strikes; federal government can lead in cost-neutral, bird-friendly planning