National Links

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Get the latest information on any bill, committee or legislator in the US Congress.

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php#

Aquatic Policy Updates from American Society of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO)

http://aslo.org/

State Environmental Resource Center (SERC)

http://www.serconline.org/

Contact your Member of Congress

The US Congress' web site, Thomas, contains a wealth of information including Congressional contacts, who's on what committee, track bills, and go to your state government home page to get the same kind of information at the state level.

The U.S. Government Web site at (http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/) provides current news, access to federal agencies, information on federal commissions, councils and advisory groups, links to Congress, and links to the Judicial Branch, which includes the Supreme Court and its searchable databases of federal court decisions.

Another Web site (http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/usexec.html), provides access to a searchable database for federal rules (Code of Federal Regulations).

Tips on writing your Congressman/woman:

A good letter has three components:

  1. Identify the issue in the first paragraph - use bill number if you know it.
  2. Tell why it is important - use local examples they can relate to.
  3. Say what action you would like them to take.

Be courteous, be to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your position. Address only one issue per letter, and try to keep it to one or two pages.

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Lake News JUN 19th

HAB Action Plans Released

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the release of 12 tailored action plans to address the causes of harmful algal blooms in priority waterbodies across upstate New York. The action plans outline specific projects and programs to be implemented at priority lakes and also identify actions that can be taken at waterbodies statewide to reduce the threat of HABs. These plans are a central component of the Governor's $65 million, four-point initiative unveiled in the 2018 State of the State to aggressively combat HABs and protect drinking water quality and the upstate economy.  To read them all:  Click here  or see the links to individual plans below.

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