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Environmental Groups, Senator Savino to Announce Passage of Legislation to Help Staten Island Prepare for Extreme Weather Events

Press Advisory

NEW YORK | August 15, 2014

On Tuesday, August 19th, environmental and conservation groups will celebrate the state Legislature’s approval of a bill that will help reduce the risk of extreme weather and climate change for all of New York State, including Staten Island.

At a news conference on the North Shore, the groups will applaud the efforts of Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), the bill’s sponsor, and call for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill into law.

The Community Risk and Resiliency Act (A. 6558-B/S. 6617-B) marks a transition in New York State from focusing predominantly on reactive disaster relief policies to work to proactively reduce risk and increase community resilience.

This legislation is particularly important for Staten Island and other coastal communities, which are still recovering from the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy.

What: News conference to announce the approval of legislation that will help Staten Island prepare for extreme weather events and climate change.

Who: Senator Diane Savino, The Nature Conservancy, The New York League of Conservation Voters

When: Tuesday, August 19 at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Parking lot across the street from Senator Diane Savino’s District Office, 36 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.

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