New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his new initiative to crackdown on plastic bags throughout the state Sunday; saying the proposal “will reduce litter in our communities, protect our water and create a cleaner and greener New York for all.”
“While the federal government is taking our environmental progress backwards and selling out our communities to polluters and oil companies, in New York we are moving forward with the nation’s strongest environmental policies and doing everything in our power to protect our natural resources for future generations,” Cuomo said in a prepared statement on Sunday. “These bold actions to ban plastic bags and promote recycling will reduce litter in our communities, protect our water and create a cleaner and greener New York for all.”
Cuomo made national headlines late last year after confirming he had secured billions of dollars in tax rebates for a new Amazon headquarters in the New York City borough of Queens; sparking outrage from local residents plagued by aging infrastructure and crumbling subway lines.
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