Friday, July 9, 2010

NYS Smarth Growth bill needs the Governor's signature

Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men.

      -----Gifford Pinchot , first Chief of the United States Forest Service (1905–1910)

Dear Peter,

Last month's action alert worked. Many of you sent letters to your legislators about the Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act, and it passed in both houses! Thank you! But we still need your help now: the Governor only has a couple days to sign this bill into law.

We're close to getting a Smart Growth plan in NY, which means ensuring that planning and land use decisions focus development in downtowns, main streets and community areas with existing infrastructure, helping to eliminate suburban sprawl, and saving open space and habitat for birds and other wildlife. If you took action before, THANK YOU! Now we need to send letter to Governor Paterson urging him to sign this bill today! Click here to send your letter!

Thank you!

Laura McCarthy, Grassroots Coordinator and Sean Mahar, Director of Government Relations and Communications for Audubon New York

Audubon New York
200 Trillium Lane, Albany, New York 12203
(518) 869-9731 |