Nearly 2,000 Queens residents have signed a petition this week urging Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill aimed at keeping the waters of Jamaica Bay free of contamination.
The bill, which has now passed both houses of the Legislature twice, has two parts. One section would stop the sunset of a 2014 law that state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) sponsored preventing toxic materials from being placed in Jamaica Bay to fill pits dredged for construction. The other would make it so that any dredged material that does enter the body of water meets the federal standard.