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  • NY Officials Highlight Introduction of Legislation to Transfer Land to FDR National Historic Site
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Hyde Park, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-NY19), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro today highlighted an effort to authorize the acquisition of land by the National Park Service for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Dutchess County. The National Park Service is permitted to own property that was part of the Roosevelt estate, but requires Congressional authorization to adjust t... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Resolution to Recognize Upper Delaware River
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives today that recognizes and celebrates the natural resource value and growing economic importance of the Upper Delaware River. The resolution was introduced with the help and support of more than 100 Delaware River advocates representing the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) that traveled to Washington, DC to educate their congressional representatives about the importance of... Read more

  • Faso Secures Funding for Upper Delaware Council
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    UDC would have had to Close its Doors on March 30th if Funding was not Secured Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) has secured critical federal funding from the Department of the Interior in order to continue its important operations. The funding had been delayed since the new fiscal year began on October 1, 2017 as the Department of the Interior was reviewing all grant awards more than $50,000 in value. Congressman Faso ha... Read more

  • Healthy Fields and Farm Economies Act Seeks to Bring More Accountability to Federal Conservation Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John J. Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve conservation programs for farmers and increase accountability to American taxpayers. The Healthy Fields and Farm Economies Act would give USDA the tools and authority to measure, evaluate, and report on federal conservation program outcomes so that they better serve family farmers, protect natural resources, and provide a greater return on investm... Read more

  • Reps. Faso, Slaughter Introduce Bill to Honor Maurice Hinchey
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Representatives John Faso (R-NY19) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY25) today introduced legislation to rename the post office at 111 Market St, Saugerties, New York after former U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey. “Maurice Hinchey was a fierce defender of the environment who was a steadfast advocate for the causes he believed in and the people he served,” said Faso. “I was proud to serve alongside him in the State Assembly. Naming his hometown post office after Maurice will be an e... Read more

  • Faso Announces Critical EPA Designation for Hoosick Falls
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that Hoosick Falls would be added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Priorities List, the final step before access to critical federal resources to clean up pollution in the area. “This is critically important and welcome news as the 3,600 residents of Hoosick Falls will now see the contaminated Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics site eligible for federal funding, permanently. I am proud to have advocated... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Reversal of WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment

    “The rule proposed by the Obama administration, while well-intentioned, created confusion and controversy among landowners and farmers throughout the nation and in Upstate New York. Farmers should not have to go to the federal Corps of Engineers or EPA to seek permits to use long-established drainage ditches on their property. It is time for the EPA to go back to the drawing board and craft a rule which doesn’t unduly burden our agricultural businesses and make sure they involve all stakeholders in the regulatory process.” Read more

  • Faso Calls on EPA Administrator to Evaluate Impact of Pollution in Upstate Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    "I have heard from many of my constituents in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh about the impact of PFOA pollution in their communities. It is imperative that EPA Administrator Pruitt fully consider the health impacts of PFOAs and take action accordingly” Read more

  • Faso Welcomes Suspension of Hudson River Anchorages Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John J. Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement regarding the news that the United States Coast Guard plans to suspend its push for new anchorages in the Hudson River. “This is welcome news to many of our residents along the Hudson River. I am pleased to see that in addition to suspending its anchorages plan, the Coast Guard decided to commission a formal study to better understand the risks associated with these anchorage grounds. This is somethin... Read more

  • Faso-Sponsored Bill to Support Hydroelectric Power Passes House in Bipartisan Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the passage of H.R. 2292, legislation to allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the construction license for the Cannonsville, Delaware County hydroelectric project for as many as eight additional years. FERC provided the original, two-year license for the project in 2014. The license extension is necessary to prepare the construction site at the Cannonsville Dam in an environmentally sensitive manne... Read more

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