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Save the Sound Pleased to See Class C Streams Bill Pass NYS Assembly

Larchmont, NY — Save the Sound is pleased to see that the Class C Streams bill (S1725/A4601), one of our top priorities during this legislative session, has passed the New York State Assembly, just two days before the end of the session. The bill passed the Senate back on April 25.

The bill changes the classification of certain waterways to ensure they are provided the full protection of the Department of Environmental Conservation afforded to all streams.

David Ansel, Vice President of Water Protection, Save the Sound: “In light of the recent Supreme Court decision that significantly diminished the protective reach of the Clean Water Act, it is more essential than ever for states to strengthen their protections of all waters and wetlands. We are encouraged to see the legislature pass the Class C Streams bill, expanding the number of waterways protected in New York. We appreciate the hard work and commitment of the bill’s sponsors, Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Deborah Glick, the chairs of the Environmental Conservation committees in their respective chambers, and everyone who made it a priority to pass this important piece of legislation before the end of the session.”

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