Betty Little's posts related to Environment

Legislature approves first passage of Township 40 constitutional amendment

            A proposed state constitutional amendment that would settle a century-old title dispute in the Adirondacks won passage in the State Assembly late Wednesday following Senate passage Tuesday, according to sponsors Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. 

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NYCO land exchange amendment wins first passage

            The State Assembly late Wednesday approved first passage of a resolution to amend the New York State Constitution and allow for a land exchange that will help NYCO Mineral, Inc. continue its wollastonite mining operation in Essex County.  The Senate passed the resolution Tuesday.

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Invasive species bill passed

June 20, 2012

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New legislation targets invasive species

Press-Republican

July 26, 2012

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New law to protect waterways and natural habitat from invasive species

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to protect New York's waterways and natural habitat from the devastating environmental effects of invasive species.

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Emergency extended in Malone

Press-Republican

January 29, 2013

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Owens to press for Salmon River dredging

Press-Republican

January 30, 2013

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Bill to ban feral swine passes Senate

The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would prohibit the importation and possession of Eurasian boar, otherwise known as feral swine. 

Companion legislation is expected to be considered in the Assembly later this week.  The legislation was introduced at the request of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

“When we talk about invasive species, feral swine isn’t what comes to the minds of most people first, but these are very destructive animals that can cause a lot of problems and be very difficult to control,” said Senator Betty Little.

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