A bill that would cost $4.2 billion dollars in New York State was passed by voters on Tuesday.
The Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Act of 2022 is a proposition that would require the state to borrow $4.2 billion dollars. The goal with the bill is to reduce the impacts of climate change on the environment and protect it.
Various projects will be funded with the money to help replace and fix infrastructure throughout the state and preserve farms in the state of New York.
The following categories will benefit from funding under that Act
- Restoration and flood risk reduction
- Water quality improvement and resilient infrastructure
- Open space land conservation and recreation
- Climate change mitigation
The Conservative party opposed the bill, but labor and environmental groups outnumbered them, passing the bill.
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