ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials have set aside $162 million for efforts to reduce air and water pollution and increase green space.
The money is contained in a nearly $140 billion state budget signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the funding will help communities throughout the state by supporting projects to reduce air pollution, protect drinking water supplies and preserve open space.
The budget also contains more than $90 million in investment funds for New York state parks. The funds will go toward repairs and renovations at parks around the state.