Feb 20 2014
Environmentalists See Mixed Bag in Cuomo Budget
Photo credit: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
February 20, 2014
Environmentalists See Mixed Bag in Cuomo Budget

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo draws a clear connection between extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy and climate change. And he argues that the challenges posed to New York State by climate change will only grow.

But the governor’s proposed budget this year reveals an uneven focus: major investments in areas like energy efficiency and solar power are coupled with what advocates say is woefully inadequate support for core environmental programs that are on the front-line of the state’s response to climate change.

“It’s great to see that he’s [Cuomo] making that connection [to climate change],” said Dan Hendrick, vice-president for external affairs at the New York League of Conservation Voters. “But…the investments aren’t following. We’re not seeing that broader vision [in terms of] sustainability and resiliency.”

[Read more at the Gotham Gazette.]

Photo credit: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency