Governor signs NYS light pollution bill!

On December 17th Governor Cuomo signed the light pollution bill, A7489B/B5275B, that had been passed by the Legislature back in June. The bill will require most state-funded new/replacement outdoor lighting to be fully shielded.

Here are links to some of the press releases that were issued to announce the signing:

http://www.nysenate.gov/news/governor-signs-marcellino-bill-curtail-light-pollution-state-buildings

http://www.adirondackcouncil.org/page/press-releases-16/news/governor-signs-dark-skies-bill-into-law-561.html

Although this legislation is not as comprehensive as previous bills advanced by SELENE, we are delighted to have it on the books. We are grateful to our steadfast sponsors, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and Senator Carl Marcellino, their dedicated and talented aides, and all the individuals and environmental organizations that have supported this effort over many years.

Thanks to all of you!