Owen H. Johnson's posts related to Environment

SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO SEWAGE SPILL NOTIFICATION BILL

Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act Protects Public Health by Increasing Awareness of Water Conditions    The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill that increases the amount of information available to the public when discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage to the state’s waterways could affect public health. The Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act (S6268D), sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), would require prompt notification of such sewage discharges so that the public has the information they need to make decisions about water based recreation like swimming, boating, and fishing.

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LEGISLATURE APPLAUDED FOR PASSING SEAGRASS PROTECTION ACT; GOVERNOR CUOMO URGED TO SIGN IT INTO LAW

Seagrass is Critically Important Habitat for Fish, Shellfish; Important for Water Quality; New Study Highlights its Susceptibility to Nitrogen 

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SENATOR OWEN H. JOHNSON'S LEGISLATION TO SAFEGUARD NEW YORK’S SEAGRASS AND WILDLIFE WAS SIGNED INTO LAW

Governor Cuomo signed a bill to protect New York’s seagrass beds, an essential part of our underwater environment, and its surrounding wildlife.

“Seagrass beds in New York State are a vital habitat for many species of fish, and by endangering the seagrass, we risk losing some of our vibrant marine life,” Governor Cuomo said. “This bill will stop many of the practices that have been causing our seagrass to die. We can no longer turn a blind eye to procedures that threaten our environment, and I thank Senator Johnson and Assemblyman Sweeney for their hard work to protect this fragile ecosystem.”

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