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New York Lawmakers Set to Vote on ‘Green’ Constitutional Amendment

April 29, 2019, 10:31 AM

New York could become the third state to add the right to clean air, clean water and a “healthful” environment to its constitution.

Lawmakers coming back from a mid-session break are expected to vote this week on the environmental rights bill (A.2064, S.2072), said state Environmental Conservation Committee Chairmen Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D).

The measure has wide support among lawmakers in both houses, Kaminsky said. But a state business group has raised concerns about it.

Passage of the bill would be the first step in a years-long process to...

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