Bill Would Further  Protect Bay

Bill Would Further Protect Bay

After Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year vetoed their bills aimed at increasing the protection of Jamaica Bay waters,State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (both D-Howard Beach) indicated this week that they plan to work with the Cuomo administration in a continuing effort to make the bay even cleaner and healthier.

The bills would permanently extend the current law that was put into place in 2014, which corrected the longstanding problem of using sub-quality dredging material to fill in the borrow pits of Jamaica Bay.That law is set to expire on June 30, 2022.

“We cannot dial down the efforts, or compromise our standards, and relinquish all the hard work that’s put in to get us here,” Pheffer Amato said Wednesday.

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