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NYPA to Sponsor Long Island Regional Envirothon

Contact:
Joseph G. Leary
718-626-8239
914-390-8187
joseph.leary@nypa.gov

April 24, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLTSVILLE—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has joined several other groups and organizations in sponsoring the eighth annual Long Island Regional Envirothon, the premier environmental competition for Long Island high school students, planned for Wednesday, April 26, at the St. John’s University Campus in Oakdale.

This year over 70 students from 11 Nassau and Suffolk county high schools will compete to test their knowledge in areas such as aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and a current issue topic -- “Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate.”

Along with NYPA, other sponsors include: Canon USA, St. John’s University, KeySpan and the Nassau and Suffolk County Water Authorities.

 ‘This environmental competition educates students as to how Nassau and Suffolk counties, and New York State fit into the larger topics of nation and worldwide environmental conservation.” said Joseph Leary, director, Public and Governmental Affairs for NYPA’s Southeast New York Region. “We are proud to be a sponsor of this environmental education event.”

This is the fifth year in a row NYPA has been a sponsor on this event.

About NYPA:

■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. 

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