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Executive Order Will Improve Environment and Save Taxpayer Dollars
New York Becomes Second State in the Country to Eliminate Purchase and Use of Bottled Water
Governor David A. Paterson today signed an Executive Order to phase out New York State’s purchase and use of bottled water at State agency facilities. This announcement, made by the Governor at “Earth Day Lobby Day” in Albany, marks another important step New York State is taking to improve the environment while simultaneously saving taxpayer dollars. Today’s actions make New York the second state in the country to eliminate the purchase and use of bottled water."