On Governor Cuomo's desk is a bill that would give New York more authority to protect the Hudson River from oil barges. We need Governor Cuomo to sign this bill into law!
The bill is in response to a proposal to increase the transport and storage of crude oil on the river, threatening waterfront communities and the environment with increased risk of hazardous oil spills and water contamination.
The bill would grant the state more oversight over oil barges on the river, including the ability to establish "tanker avoidance zones". The Legislature passed the bill, so all it needs now is Cuomo's signature.Urge Governor Cuomo to sign the bill into law, strengthening New York's ability to protect the Hudson from fracked oil!*Governor Cuomo requires the information below in order to receive your message.
Dear Governor Cuomo,
I urge you to sign the barges bill (S.5197B/A.6825A) into law.
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