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This opinion published in the Buffalo News yesterday about the crucial need to pass the new bottle bill could not be said better by these New York environmental officials. Passage of the Bigger Better Bottle Bill has been delayed for years without a good reason. And now at the last possible hour for our economy and environment, this short essay by the head of the New York State Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the agriculture commissioner, and the commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is spot on.
Updating ‘Bottle Bill’ is a no-brainer for Albany : Opinion : The Buffalo News By Pete Grannis, Patrick Hooker and Carol Ash "As Gov. David A. Paterson has made clear, New York is facing a staggering budget deficit — by far the largest in state history. And many hard budget choices must be made. But updating New York’s 25- year-old bottle deposit law isn’t one of them: Expanding the law to cover noncarbonated beverage containers, including water, fruit juice and sports drinks, is long overdue." (Jan 3, 09) The Buffalo News