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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:

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

Executive Budget Proposals Will Make a Lasting Impact on the Environment
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Executive Budget Proposals Will Make a Lasting Impact on the Environment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveils a strong environmental agenda for 2020 that will protect New York State’s birds and people.

Defend America's Most Important Bird Law
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Defend America's Most Important Bird Law

Ask your U.S. Representative to support and cosponsor the Migratory Bird Protection Act.

Audubon New York Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address
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Audubon New York Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

— The proposed Restore Mother Nature bond act would provide funding to restore our streams, wetlands, and coasts and support the wildlife that depends on them.