Apr 13, 2005 — The new state budget provides $150 million for the Environmental Protection Fund sought by Governor Pataki in his executive budget, a record level and a 20 percent increase from last year. The EPF supports environmental programs statewide, including open space acquisitions and farmland preservation, pollution control, parks and waterfront revitalization , and municipal recycling. Neil Woodworth is executive director of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Like other advocates for environmental protection, he was watching the progress of the budget, and the Environmental Protection Fund, closely. He spoke with Martha Foley.