LIers head to Albany to lobby for open space

Members of Long Island?s Pine Barrens Society and other environmentalists are going to Albany Wednesday to lobby for the preservation of open space.

Gov. David Paterson's budget drastically cuts funds for buying open space in the state. Both the Assembly and Senate have agreed to restore some of it, but it hasn?t happened yet.

News 12 Long Island has reported about the thousands of acres of land designated by the state for preservation that has not been bought up because of funding cuts.

There are 200 properties on a list that will be bought up once the funds are available.

The environmental groups are running free buses to Albany on Wednesday.

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