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For Release: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Statement from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos

Regarding his support of H.R. 4677 and its consideration before the Subcommittee on Waters, Oceans and Wildlife, United States House of Representatives

The New York/New Jersey Watershed Protection Act will provide critical federal support to strengthen and expand ongoing restoration and protection activities in the historic Hudson-Mohawk watershed. This important piece of legislation complements New York's ongoing efforts to combat climate change, with a particular focus on protecting communities that have historically borne the brunt of environmental pollution. I commend Congressman Tonko for his leadership and I am proud to support him in advocating for federal investments to improve water quality, restore ecosystems, and enhance flood resiliency across the Hudson-Mohawk Region and safeguard this national treasure.

View the testimony (PDF).

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