Activists ‘thrilled’ with Cuomo’s environmental initiatives

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WOODBURY -

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on Long Island Friday to explain some new environmental initiatives.

Adrienne Esposito, of the Citizen's Campaign for the Environment, says the group was "thrilled" with what they heard from the governor.

Cuomo announced a $40 million sewer infrastructure in Smithtown and a $26 million sewer infrastructure in Oakdale. He also called for funding to improve Long Island parks, banning plastic bags and more money for shellfish restoration.

"All of that is good news for us, as well as the new Green Deal, which means more offshore renewable energy to replace our aging infrastructure," Esposito said.

The governor also called for action to get the Bethpage plume under control. Cuomo says he is not waiting for the Grumman facility or the Navy to clean it up.

Esposito says this "aggressive" action by Cuomo is important to protect the public's drinking water supply. 

 

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