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State Government urged to protect environment and create 100,000 jobs for New Yorkers
ALBANY,New York: A broad coalition called on the state OF New York to place a $5 billion Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act on the November 3, 2009 ballot. New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Robert Sweeney convened a hearing on May 27, 2009 to consider the merits of draft legislation that would place the measure on the ballot.
Members of the coalition and the public testified in support of the measure that will include invesments in long-term improvements to wastewater infrastructure, energy efficiency, transit, public health protection and economic development projects; it will also expand and create "green-collar" jobs and accelerate infrastructure projects to protect clean water and air.