Governor Cuomo Proposes New Environmental Justice Provisions for State's Water Infrastructure Loan Programs

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 15:53

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced proposed changes to the financing tools New York makes available to municipalities that will prioritize Environmental Justice areas for water infrastructure projects. The changes would help address the historic inequities faced by low-income communities and communities of color that have borne the brunt of the worst environmental impacts. These resources will fix existing water infrastructure issues and prevent future ones by making more municipalities eligible for cost-saving financial assistance that allows them to afford critical clean and drinking water projects.