State Schedules Environmental Hearing

Seeks comments on criteria for ‘disadvantaged’ communities

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a virtual public hearing on June 29 to receive feedback from Hudson Valley residents on its draft criteria to define what makes a community “disadvantaged.”

Beacon, which ranks higher than much of the state in flooding risk, diesel pollution, housing-cost burden, environmental remediation sites and how long it takes to reach a hospital, fits the proposed criteria.

See dec.ny.gov/press/125281.html. Public comments can be submitted until July 7 to [email protected].

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