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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2020 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:

U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Birds, Improve Parks, and Create Jobs
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U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Birds, Improve Parks, and Create Jobs

Bipartisan legislation to provide permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund advances out of the U.S. Senate.

Trump Administration Continues Effort to Strip Away Bird Protections
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Trump Administration Continues Effort to Strip Away Bird Protections

It’s time for Congress to respond to this attack on America’s birds.

Best Management Practices for New York's Birds and Bats
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Best Management Practices for New York's Birds and Bats

A new set of guiding principles for offshore wind development focuses on avoiding negative impacts, and addressing information gaps

New York's 2020 Budget is Big for Birds
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New York's 2020 Budget Is Big for Birds

It includes the first environmental bond act in over 24 years, a critical source of funding streams, wetlands, and coasts.

Statement from Audubon New York on the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act
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Statement from Audubon New York on the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act

The Governor's proposal includes measures to protect threatened and endangered species.

Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at Hearing for Environmental Conservation
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Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at Hearing for Environmental Conservation

Climate action, renewable energy, and wetlands were among the priorities highlighted.

Administration Proposes Funding Cuts for Delaware River Watershed Conservation
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Administration Proposes Funding Cuts for Delaware River Watershed Conservation

Vital restoration program protects quality, clean water for birds and people at risk.

Administration Doubles Down on Bird-Killer Policy
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Administration Doubles Down on Bird-Killer Policy

100-year-old bipartisan conservation law in the cross-hairs

Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at the 2020 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing
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Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at the 2020 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

Testimony of Erin McGrath, Policy Manager, Audubon New York