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Cuomo signs Long Island Power Authority restructuring bill

Jul 29th, 2013 | By

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday that privatizes utility operations on Long Island by gradually turning over many of Long Island Power Authority’s day-to-day operations to New Jersey-based PSEG. For more on this story, visit: Cuomo signs Long Island Power Authority restructuring bill – Power Engineering.

10 Westchester Beaches Closed Due To Stormwater Bacteria

Jul 23rd, 2013 | By

Swimming was banned Tuesday at 10 Westchester County beaches along the Long Island Sound due to bacteria carried by stormwater from overnight rain, the county Health Department announced. For more on this story, visit: 10 Westchester Beaches Closed Due To Stormwater Bacteria | The New Rochelle Daily Voice.

NY gov, officials paddle to promote Adirondacks

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and elected officials from around the state raced rafts on the Indian River in the Adirondacks on Sunday to promote tourism in the area. “We’re trying to grow the economy,” Cuomo said after Sunday’s race. “Tourism is an engine.” The Adirondack Challenge festival in Indian Lake continues Monday with a

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Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney introduce legislation to prevent Plum Island sale

Jul 17th, 2013 | By

The bipartisan House bill, known as the “Save, Don’t Sell Plum Island” bill, is sponsored by Congressmen Timothy Bishop and Michael Grimm from New York, and Congressman Joe Courtney of Connecticut. Save the Sound and other members of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition joined Congressman Bishop at a press conference in Orient, Long Island, to announce it.

Sludge spill prompts warning to avoid parts of Sound | The Journal News | |

Jul 16th, 2013 | By

An underground main break has poured an unspecified amount of sludge into the Long Island Sound, officials said Monday. The news prompted the Westchester County Department of Health to warn swimmers and boaters in certain sections near the Sound to avoid contact with the water. The main break, which took place near Blind Brook, released

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10 Beaches Remian Closed: Westchester’s Sound Swim Alert for Wednesday and Thursday

Jul 13th, 2013 | By

The 10 beaches listed below remained closed Thursday and Friday. The Westchester County Health Department banned swimming at the 10 beaches listed because of pollution carried by stormwater runoff. For more on this story, visit: Beaches Closed: Westchester’s Sound Swim Alert for Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11 | Green Cities Blue Waters.

Long Islanders Sound Off on LNG Port Proposal

Jul 11th, 2013 | By
An artist’s rendering of Port Ambrose (courtesy of Liberty Natural Gas)

Of the 39 people who had a chance to speak during the two-hour, lone public hearing scheduled for LI, 35 voiced opposition—mostly on environmental and security grounds. The four who spoke in favor included two union leaders and two union members touting the project’s potential for creating jobs.

NY releases study on coastal waters

Jul 11th, 2013 | By

A study of New York’s coastal waters, released Wednesday by the Department of State, is intended to help guide the eventual placement of offshore wind turbines. The study draws from four reports conducted for the department, and identifies areas significant to commercial fishing and recreation, identifies endangered species like right whales, sea turtles and Atlantic

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Saved Off Orient Point

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

An endangered leatherback sea turtle that was ensnared in a lobster buoy off Orient Point over the weekend was freed by marine law enforcement officers who spotted the reptile while on patrol. For more on this story, visit: Leatherback Sea Turtle Saved Off Orient Point | Long Island Press.

Concerns raised at Long Island hearing on natural gas terminal proposal off NY-NJ coast

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

A proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal off the coasts of New York and New Jersey received a largely negative response Tuesday at a public hearing in a suburban New York community still struggling to recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. For more on this story, visit: Concerns raised at Long Island

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2,000 rally in N.Y. capital against hydraulic fracturing (Boston Globe – subscription)

Jun 18th, 2013 | By

About 2,000 opponents of fracking rallied Monday outside New York’s Capitol, and a new statewide poll found a slight increase in voters statewide who oppose the method of drilling for natural gas. The demonstrators cheered announcement of the poll results while urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New

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Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Obama to Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plant

Jun 15th, 2013 | By

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to President Obama today, describing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in New York, to urge him to set limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

Nassau Health Department closes 19 NY beaches

Jun 4th, 2013 | By

Swimming is off-limits at 19 Nassau County beaches, most likely due to increased bacteria in the water caused by stormwater runoff. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

New Report Documents How Entergy Spends Millions on Lobbying, Campaign Contributions and Deceptive PR Strategies to Influence Indian Point Relicensing

Jun 2nd, 2013 | By

“Astroturf” groups controlled by Entergy account for more than a quarter of this spending The following is a statement by Brooklyn for Peace, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, New York Environmental Law and Justice Project, New York Public Interest Research Group, PHASE, Riverkeeper and Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter in response to

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Bike Share Gets Rolling Across New York City

May 28th, 2013 | By

Straddling a bike but never pedaling, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg rolled out a long-awaited bike-share program with a ding of a bicycle bell on Monday, an effort dubbed the city’s first new public-transit option in 75 years. A signature Bloomberg administration initiative, Citi Bike—named for its main sponsor, a financial-services company—made its debut with

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Rep. Tim Bishop: Political will, money key obstacles to high-speed rail (subscription)

May 25th, 2013 | By

A federal lawmaker said Friday that the biggest obstacle in the way of a high-speed rail tunnel or bridge off of Long Island Sound is finding political funding and support to get it done. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) spoke about several transportation issues facing Nassau and Suffolk at a Melville event hosted by Action Long

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Federal grants available for NY sewage, drinking plant upgrades

May 2nd, 2013 | By

New York will receive $340 million for local governments to upgrade sewage and drinking water plants to protect against future storms like Hurricane Sandy, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. For more on this story, visit: Federal grants available for sewage, drinking plant upgrades | The Journal News | |

Hurricane Sandy released 10 billion gallons of sewage into NY and NJ waterways

May 1st, 2013 | By

Hurricane Sandy’s huge coastal floods flushed 10 billion gallons of sewage into New York and New Jersey’s waterways, according to a new report.

Virtually all of the sewage leaked into rivers, lakes, streams and oceans between Washington, D.C. and Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Climate Central and NYDailyNews.

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Proposed for L.I Sound, Peconic Bay

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

Southold Town may soon be one major stride closer toward protecting its waterways. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from the NorthFork Patch.

Case Study Calls for Greater Investments in Local Innovation to Fight Climate Change

Jan 29th, 2013 | By

The Center for Social Inclusion has released the second installment in its series of case studies examining how local communities are creating local solutions to fight climate change.