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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:

Audubon, Other Groups Can Continue Lawsuit against the Federal Government to Protect Birds, Federal Judge Rules
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Audubon, Other Groups Can Continue Lawsuit against the Federal Government to Protect Birds, Federal Judge Rules

A federal court greenlights a joint lawsuit to defend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act despite the administration’s efforts to hand industry a blank check for bird deaths.

New York Passes Strongest Climate Act in the Nation
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New York Passes Strongest Climate Act in the Nation

More than 300 North American bird species are predicted to be climate-threatened. New York’s new bill offers bold solutions for people and wildlife.

$1.3 billion a year for at-risk species
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$1.3 billion a year for at-risk species

The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would direct resources to recover species before they reach the brink of extinction.

Bird’s Eye View: New York’s New Climate Bill
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Bird’s Eye View: New York’s New Climate Bill

We break down the four key provisions of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).

Landmark Climate Bill Among Those Passed in Final Days of Session
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Landmark Climate Bill Among Those Passed in Final Days of Session

The New York State Legislature passed the most aggressive climate change legislation in the nation.

Audubon and Partners Urge Lawkmakers to Act on Climate
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Audubon and Partners Urge Lawkmakers to Act on Climate

New York has the opportunity to pass the most progressive proposal in the country.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Aquatic Invasive Species
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Aquatic Invasive Species

Audubon New York strongly supports A.7692 (Englebright) / S.5937 (Kaminsky), which would extend the DEC’s authority to prevent the spread of aquatic species for an additional year.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Birds and Bees Protection Act
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Birds and Bees Protection Act

Audubon New York strongly supports A.7639 (Englebright) / S.5816 (Hoylman), which would prohibit the sale of certain pesticides.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle

Audubon New York strongly supports A.6520 (Englebright) / S.5871 (Martinez), which would protect habitat around Plum Island, Great Gull, and Little Gull Islands for marine mammals and sea turtle species.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Class C and D Streams
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Class C and D Streams

Audubon New York strongly supports A.4666 (Ryan) / S.5622 (Harckham), which would prohibit changes, modifications, or disturbances in Class C and D streams.