(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- A list of 10 green energy initiatives for a cleaner New York were given to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s legislature on Thursday by the Environmental Advocates of New York, according to a press release from the green group.
The 2012 Green Playbook features proposals to help New York's energy needs, while highlighting environmental challenges like hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for natural gas.
"In his 2012 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo vowed to continue his efforts to revive New York's stagnant economy and create new jobs in communities eager for economic development,” Deputy Director of Environmental Advocates of New York, David Gahl, said. “Our 2012 Green Playbook shows how the governor can fulfill these economic promises while safeguarding air and water quality and preserving and restoring our natural areas.”
The playbook ties environmental policy with economic development, such as restoring the Environmental Protection Fund and leveraging monies for projects that would, in turn, generate revenue for the state, Gov. Cuomo summarized in a public statement.
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