New York Voters Pass Historic 2022 Environmental Bond Act

EDF statement from Kate Boicourt

November 9, 2022
Bobbie Green, (504) 478-3501,


(NEW YORK — Nov. 9, 2022) Yesterday was a big win for New York State’s nature and communities with the overwhelming passage by voters of the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act. As the largest environmental bond act in state history at $4.2 billion and the largest on any ballot anywhere in the nation in 2022, the measure will support environmental improvements that preserve, enhance and restore New York's natural resources and create more than 84,000 local jobs.  

The Act’s passage represents the work of a diverse coalition of more than three hundred environmental organizations, unions, and business groups. We thank the leadership and membership of this coalition who led campaigns to support and educate voters about the measure, and to voters who chose to say yes to environmental improvements that preserve, enhance, and restore New York’s natural resources and create more than 84,000 local jobs.  

"This November, New Yorkers said “Yes” to investing in clean water to drink, clean air to breathe, reduced flooding, environmental justice and jobs. This Act, propelled forward by an incredible coalition of partners, is a win for everyone and will make an impact in communities across the state for generations to come."

- Kate Boicourt, Director, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds New York - New Jersey   

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