Environmental Bond Act is on November’s ballot in New York State — officially the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Act.
A major piece of environmental legislation will be on the ballot in New York State as Proposition 1 this election day, Tuesday, November 8th. The bill is officially called the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022.
This proposal would authorize $4.2 billion in New York State bonds for specific environment-related projects, including improving stormwater systems and wastewater infrastructure, zero-emissions school buses and climate mitigation such as wetland protection, open space and flood risk reduction.
This would be the first environmental bond act enacted for 26 years in New York, according to independent policy think tank Rockefeller Institute of Government.
Proponents of the bond act, including the New York State AFL-CIO, have pointed to the need to preserve and protect our natural resources and to create jobs.