February 14, 2018
"At a time when New York State is moving forward to be a national leader in the clean energy and taking concrete steps to ensure the protection of the environment, the federal government is trying to take us backwards," said Assemblymember Christine Pellegrino, Chair of the Assembly's Commission on Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes, while addressing members of the public about the federal directive to allow offshore drilling on the coastline during the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation's public hearing on Long Island to examine the impacts of a federal offshore natural gas and oil lease authorization on New York's environment. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE