Friday, June 16, 2017

News from Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer-Amato

June 16, 2017



Pheffer Amato, Addabbo Host Second Rain Barrel Giveaway

For the second time in two months, this past Saturday, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) and Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in conjunction with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, hosted a hugely successful rain barrel giveaway at the New York Families for Autistic Children Building in Howard Beach.

“Rain barrels are one of those amazing free resources,” said Pheffer Amato.  “You save money on your water bill whenever you wash your car or water your lawn.  It was such a pleasure doing these events with Senator Addabbo and the folks from the EDC, and I want to thank everyone involved.  Together, we’ve made sure that hundreds of our neighbors can help the planet and their pocketbooks at the same time.  We look forward to doing many more of these giveaways in the future!”

Pheffer Amato Extends Protections for Atlantic Herring

Atlantic Herring

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) today passed her third bill through the State Assembly, A.8273, extending the authority of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to manage Atlantic herring conservation through the end of 2020.  That authority would otherwise have expired on December 31st of this year.

“Herring are a staple commercial fish, but they’re threatened, like many of our local species,” said Pheffer Amato.  “Lots of us grew up eating herring, and many of my neighbors make their living fishing for them.  With the growth of aquaculture, we need to ensure this vital species is protected from overfishing by big producers.  Our children and their children should be able to enjoy herring as both a food and as a fishing harvest, and we must protect our threatened biodiversity with commonsense conservation measures such as this one.”

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