Four U.S. Senators are pushing for increased funding for the preservation of the Long Island Sound.
Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) are asking Senate leaders of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies to fund at least $10 million for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound program, according to a press release from Blumenthal’s office.
Last year the funding for the Sound was around $4 million; the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request proposes cutting the funding to $2.9 million, according to the release. The four senators introduced legislation last year to preserve the Long Island Sound through 2016.