• Governor, Senators Back Clean Water and Spending to Improve Infrastructure
  • May 3, 2017 | Author: Ronald G. Hull
  • Law Firm: Underberg & Kessler LLP - Rochester Office
  • For years, grassroots organizations such as Genesee RiverWatch, Hudson Riverkeeper, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the Nature Conservancy and others have advocated for improvements in water and wastewater infrastructure and watershed protection. Contaminated drinking water events in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh, Petersburgh and on Long Island; the appearance of harmful algae blooms in the Finger Lakes and elsewhere; and ongoing challenges of combined sewer overflows and chemical runoff into rivers and streams appear to have convinced political leaders in Albany that the time has come to heed the grassroots’ calls and make significant new investments in water quality restoration and protection.