Gaughran notes progress on environment

By Mike Conn with the Long Island Herald

August 07, 2019

Originally published in The Long Island Herald on August 07, 2019.

State Sen. Jim Gaughran, a Democrat from Northport, held a town hall meeting at the Gold Coast Library in Glen Head on July 30, at which residents asked questions and offered comments on the environmental issues facing the North Shore.

Gaughran said that the State Legislature had dealt with a number of environmental issues this year, including the banning of plastic bags from retail stores, which drew applause from the audience. He also noted the passage of the Climate Community Protection Act, which he described as a blueprint to get New York to move toward clean energy, and focused on Long Island’s water quality, saying that a majority of the contamination is attributable to human polluters.

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