Thanks to Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter for their work on this issue.
The bill S.5197B would help NYS limit the anchoring of massive crude oil barges as floating storehouses on the Hudson River. Such anchored barges endanger our riverfront communities’ drinking water supplies and wildlife habitats. This legislative session closes shortly so it is important to call on Wednesday.
Call your State Senator, and ask her (or him) to co-sponsor and vote “yes” on all the bills. Then call the Senate President Pro Tempore John J. Flanagan and ask him to allow these bills to advance to a floor vote.
Sample Call Script for State Senators
Note: State Senator Serino is the sponsor of S.5197B. If she is your State Senator, offer thanks for her sponsorship of S5197B.
Hi, I’m [Your Name] from [Your Town/Zipcode]. I am calling to let the Senator know thatprotecting the Hudson River is important to me and our community. Please support the very important Senate bill S.5197B as it will help protect the Hudson River, the local environment and our communities from harm.
Sample Call Script for Senate President Pro Tempore John J. Flanagan
I am calling to let the Senator know that protecting the Hudson River is important to me and our community. I ask him to allow the very important Senate bill S.5197B to advance to a floor vote. This bill will protect the Hudson River, the local environment and our communities from harm.
Phone Number For State Senator Pro Temporae John J. Flanagan — 518.455.2071