Chuck has always believed that we owe it to our children and grandchildren to preserve and protect our natural resources. In New York, Chuck has been a champion for our many natural treasures from the Great Lakes to the beaches of Long Island, the Adirondacks to our urban parks, as well as our lakes and reservoirs. He has teamed up with the Sierra Club and clean air and water groups across the state to pass landmark legislation, believes we must strengthen the Superfund clean-up program, and has a lifetime ‘A’ rating from the League of Conservation Voters. Chuck believes that we must address the increasingly devastating effects of climate change before they wreak irreversible damage on our environment and atmosphere.
SCHUMER, VELÁZQUEZ ANNOUNCE $9.4 BILLION FEMA GRANT RECENTLY AWARDED TO PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY (PREPA) CAN BE USED TO BUILD MICRO-GRIDS, UNDERGROUND TRANSMISSION LINES & POWER GRID THAT SUPPORTS CLEAN, RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY; CLEAN & RELIABLE ENERGY CAN BE PART ISLAND’S ONGOING RECOVERY & RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS
SCHUMER, STANDING WITH PUBLIC ADVOCATE JUMAANE WILLIAMS & ENVIRO JUSTICE ORGS, PUSHES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN WIND TURBINE ASSEMBLY CENTER AT SOUTH BROOKLYN MARINE TERMINAL; NEW HUB WOULD BE HUGE WIN FOR COMMUNITY, LOCAL JOBS, ENVIRONMENT & NYS MANUFACTURING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PERMANENTLY BLOCK REQUIRED SALE OF PLUM ISLAND TO ‘HIGHEST BIDDER’ BY NEGOTIATING REPEAL OF SALE INTO MUST-PASS SPENDING BILL; SCHUMER-LED EFFORT 1) REPEALS SALE 2) ALLOWS LOCALS TO DECIDE ON ISLAND’S FUTURE & 3) PROVIDES $18.9M TO DHS TO START CLEANUP OF LAND
ROSE, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE REPEAL OF SPLIT-TOLLING BAN ON VERRAZZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE IN HOUSE-PASSED BIPARTISAN BUDGET DEAL THAT WILL PASS THE SENATE THIS WEEK; CHANGE WILL SPLIT FARE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AND CLOSE LONGSTANDING LOOPHOLE THAT NEGATIVELY IMPACTS STATEN ISLAND, BROOKLYN AND MANHATTAN COMMUTERS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $21 MILLION DOLLAR SURGE OF FED FUNDS FOR LONG ISLAND SOUND WILL BE PART OF UPCOMING FED BUDGET DEAL; SURGE IN POLLUTION PROTECTION FUNDS IS $7 MILLION MORE THAN LAST YEAR & REPRESENTS MAJOR INVESTMENTS SINCE HE BECAME LEADER
SCHUMER REVEALS: ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAS SPECIAL POWERS TO REACT TO EMERGENCIES LIKE ONE NOW UNDERWAY IN SUFFOLK FROM RECENT STORMS THAT WASHED AWAY ESSENTIAL BARRIERS; SENATOR CALLS ON CORPS TO STEP IN AS LOCAL COMMUNITIES FEAR RISK OF FLOODING AS MORE STORMS LOOM
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR STEP TO HELP NYS MEET 2050 CARBON-FREE TARGET; NY & LONG ISLAND FAMILIES WOULD SAVE THOUSANDS UNDER HIS PLAN; NEW CLEAN CAR PURCHASES WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, MAKING CARBON-EMITTING VEHICLES A THING OF THE PAST