After the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti, large numbers of people within the country are in desperate need of assistance. I am urging all of you to contribute to relief efforts by clicking on the link below and contribute to one of the ogranizations listed. Our thoughts go out to all of those that were affected by these events and the families and loved ones within our communities.
Senator Savino Joins Democratic Colleagues, Actor Mark Ruffalo, Residents & Advocates to Urge Moratorium on Gas Drilling Which Could Pollute NYC’s Drinking Water (New York, NY) Gas drilling in New York could contaminate the drinking water of more than 12 million NYC-area residents. Putting public safety over the interests of gas companies, the Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation mandating a temporary moratorium on gas drilling (“hydro-fracking”) to ensure adequate time to research safety measures and regulations. The Senate, on August 3, 2010, overwhelmingly passed S8129B/Thompson by a vote of 48-9.