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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $960,000 agreement with New York City on Thursday that will fund clean water projects in the Long Island Sound and the upper East River. The agreement partially resolves penalties assessed against the city for allegedly falling behind schedule in upgrading nitrogen pollution controls at its Queens-based Tallman
GE has developed a solid-oxide fuel cell that converts about 65 percent of the energy in natural gas to electricity through a chemical reaction, the Fairfield, Connecticut-based company said today on its website. GE’s 17-member fuel-cell team is planning a pilot factory in Saratoga Springs, New York, and expects to begin commercial production in 2017,
Growing up on Long Island’s North Shore, Delia DeRiggi-Whitton used to teach swimming lessons at Glen Cove’s three public beaches, and she still calls one her favorite: Crescent Beach, a small, secluded wedge between private coastal property and the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. But for the past five years, the beach has been so
Schneiderman said “The court’s decision to allow the state review of hydrofracking risks to continue is an important victory in our effort to ensure all New Yorkers have safe water to drink and a clean, healthy environment.” Amen to that, Mr. Attorney General. Click on this Environmental Headline to more.
STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ON MOVE TO PROHIBIT BURNING OF COAL AT DANSKAMMER POWER PLANT IN HUDSON VALLEY NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today hailed a decision by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to prohibit the burning of coal at the Danskammer Generating Facility, located in the Town of
Connecticut and New York lawmakers are trying to persuade colleagues on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to repeal legislative language that requires the sale of Plum Island, which environmentalists want to keep as a largely undeveloped natural habitat. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut, New York lawmakers try to stop sale of Plum
Local communities have triumphed over the fracking industry in precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.
Despite the op/ed pieces, press conferences, television appearances and lobbying by county and state officials and environmentalists from across the region, 2014 may not be the year for clean water on Long Island. The state Senate failed to act last week on sweeping legislation aimed at safeguarding Nassau and Suffolk county’s many bays and tributaries,
After an up-Island assemblyman recently pitched a clean water bill creating a timeline for improving wastewater treatment systems, matching legislation has been proposed in the state Senate, potentially clearing the way for sweeping water quality reform in Albany before the end of next week. If signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the bill stands
An Oyster Bay village sewage plant spill forced the Nassau County Department of Health to ban swimming of a half dozen North Shore beaches on the first day of Memorial Day Weekend. For more on this story, visit: Oyster Bay Sewage Spill Closes 6 Beaches, 2 Shellfisheries | Long Island News from the Long Island
Attorney General Schneiderman has announced that his office will propose legislation that would require electric and gas utilities to ensure that the critical services they provide to millions of New Yorkers are properly protected from the impacts of climate change. The proposal, announced in a speech to the New York League of Conservation Voters’ Spring Gala, would require these utilities to assess their systems’ vulnerability to climate change and to document for public review and comment how they intend to address these climate risks.
Turn the Peconic Estuary and Long Island Sound into a “critical conservation” area and free up federal funds for local farmers to protect water quality? It’s a “no-brainer,” North Fork politicians say. “We need this designation and I am confident … that we’re going to get this done,” said Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton). “And when
New York Department of Environmental Protection Completes $230 Million Project to Improve the Health of the East River and Long Island Sound.
Found At High Levels In Lake Erie, Microbeads Pollute New York Waters And Pose Emerging Threat To Wildlife, Public Health
The parties agreed to the discontinue after confirming that the plant’s nitrogen upgrades have been completed and the GNWPCD is no longer violating the nitrogen requirements of its Clean Water Act permits.
NY’s Schneiderman on EPA’s agreement to finalize air pollution standards for residential wood heatersApr 29th, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
“I commend EPA for acknowledging its overdue obligation to update its air pollution standards for wood heaters, and for agreeing to finalize those standards by early next year. My office will continue to engage EPA and the other states to ensure that the standards safeguard public health.”
New Haven-based Long Island Sound advocacy group Save the Sound says Westchester’s sewage treatment plants are doing a good job removing nitrogen before discharging into the Sound but have to do more.
Gillibrand, Bishop Call on USDA to Designate LI Sound and Peconic Bay as Critical Conservation AreasApr 9th, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Lawmakers pushed for the designation through a newly created federal watershed program under the 2014 farm bill, which passed earlier this year. Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Bishop pointed out that steering critical funding toward Long Island would address water quality issues and enhance soil fertility, allowing Long Island farmers, who faced devastation from Superstorm Sandy, to access tools to help adapt to severe weather patterns.
Over 100 Long Island residents plan to protest outside a political fundraiser tonight feting retiring Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, where Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to appear, to send a message of opposition to fracking in New York State. For more on this story, visit: Long Island protesters to send anti-fracking message to Cuomo at McCarthy