New legislation targets invasive species



July 26, 2012

By JEFF MEYERS, Press-Republican

KEENE VALLEY — Legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week will help the region’s ongoing battle against invasive species.

The Invasive Species Prevention Act, unanimously passed by the New York State Legislature in June, is designed to create a statewide regulatory system to prohibit or limit the sale and transport of plants and animals known to threaten communities, natural areas and job-creating industries that depend on natural resources.

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