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Schneiderman creates $400G Program to help reclaim acid rain-damaged waters of the Adirondacks

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

The Adirondack Acid Rain Recovery Program Will Fund New Approaches To Reversing Legacy Of Acid Rain Pollution That Effects Hundreds of Adirondack Waterbodies Schneiderman: Program Will Help Restore The Adirondacks For Future Generations Of New Yorkers ALBANY ? Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the creation of a $400,000 grant program to fund projects

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Climate Change and the NYC Metro Area Transit System

Oct 31st, 2012 | By

  In the New York City metro area, the worst of Hurricane Sandy seems to have passed, and the long work of recovery has begun. At a press conference today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at length about the two biggest challenges facing the city, and they are also the main challenges of

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LIPA trustees renew power plant contract

Oct 9th, 2012 | By

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite opposition from environmentalists, Long Island Power Authority trustees voted to approve a new 15-year-old contract for dozens of National Grid power generators. The contract, valued at over $241 million a year, includes the option to upgrade the three largest plants while saving about $2 million annually. Tuesday’s vote was 8-1.

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Bus rapid transit can work on Long Island – Sam Handler and Ryan Lynch

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

While Suffolk County considers taking another look at its bus service, there’s another transit story gaining speed on Long Island. Bus rapid transit, also known as BRT, is an increasingly popular public transportation solution in an era of growing congestion and tight budgets, and it could arrive on Long Island soon. For more on this

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How Fracking Is a Danger to Your Health

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

Amid controversy, New York will embark on a health impacts study, but residents living in the gaslands are already speaking out about their experiences. The ethics of medicine are guided by the Hippocratic Oath which commits medical professionals to the principle of health care based on, Primum non nocere — First do no harm .

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Thousands flock to Albany, delivering a pledge to resist fracking | Waging Nonviolence

Aug 29th, 2012 | By

Several thousand people flooded New York’s state capital Monday, delivering letters to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office containing pledges to take nonviolent direct action against hydraulic-fracturing, or fracking, should gas companies be allowed to drill the state. Since taking office in 2010 Cuomo has been weighing whether to open New York up for fracking, but a

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Are We Doing Enough to Preserve the Long Island Sound?

Aug 11th, 2012 | By

One of the biggest draws to the North Shore is its proximity to the Long Island Sound. Beaches, fishing, boating and some beautiful water views are what make this region stand out from all others. A variegated coastline of marshes, harbors and streams all flow from its waters, reaching far into the shoreline, providing a

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Westchester Land Trust’s new director shifts focus to stewardship over acquisition

Jul 9th, 2012 | By

The Westchester Land Trust is changing from an organization fixed on making conservation deals to an organization that is focused more on caring for land that has already been protected. via Westchester Land Trust’s new director shifts focus to stewardship over acquisition | The Journal News | |

Schneiderman Lauds Federal Court Affirmation of Key National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regs

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

Schneiderman: Critical Victory In Addressing Real And Present Danger Posed By Climate Change NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has applauded a sweeping federal U.S. Court of Appeals decision upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark regulations limiting the emission of greenhouse gas air pollutants from motor vehicles, power plants and other large

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Report: New York Smart Growth Law Makes Progress, Could Improve

Jun 21st, 2012 | By

In 2010, Albany passed an important bill that directed state agencies to make infrastructure spending decisions in accordance with smart growth principles, but observers cautioned that the legislation’s success hinged on robust implementation. A recently released report examines just that issue. Empire State Future’s “Smarter Growth: The Implementation of the Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy

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East Coast Greenway Clears Gritty Hurdle

Jun 1st, 2012 | By

The New Jersey trail is the latest step forward for the greenway—which at more than 7,000 acres is one of the largest public spaces being developed in the country, according to the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The Wall Street Journal reports on a newly completed section of the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey.

Decision in Schneiderman-led suit requires EPA to propose new ‘soot’ air pollution standards

May 31st, 2012 | By

A decision by the Honorable Judge Robert L. Wilkins today in United States District Court for the District of Columbia directs the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose updated soot air pollution standards by June 7. “I applaud the District Court’s decision to require the EPA to take prompt action on standards to reduce

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Broadwater withdrawal signals floating gas plant ‘dead’

Mar 7th, 2012 | By

“In sending a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting to vacate their certificates, Broadwater has signaled that their proposed floating gas plant is finally dead,” said Leah Schmalz, director of legal and legislative affairs for Save the Sound.

After years of opposition, protests, petitions, legal wrangling, and partnering with federal and state officials on both sides of Long Island Sound, “the health and safety of our Sound will not be compromised by the proposed industrial complex.” Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Save the Sound.

U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop awarded for work on clean water issues

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) announced today that Congressman Tim Bishop has been named the 2012 recipient of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Award for Environmental Stewardship. The Rockefeller Award was created by NYWEA, a statewide, non-profit organization comprised of water quality management professionals, to honor an elected official who has made substantial and

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Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Threatens Drinking Water for more than 11 Million People

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By

The drinking water for more than 11.3 million people could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at the Indian Point Nuclear Facility, says a new study released today by Environment New York.

The report also shows that Indian Point Nuclear Plant threatens drinking water supplies for more than twice as many people compared to any other nuclear facility in the nation. New York City Is the largest city in the country with water supplies at risk of a nuclear accident.

Upgrading Critical Water, Sewer Facilities Would Provide Clean Drinking Water, Safeguard Public Health, and Create Jobs

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

With President Obama set to unveil his annual budget plan next month, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has urged the Office of Management and Budget Director to include more federal funding for water and sewer infrastructure in the President’s final FY 2013 budget. Senator Gillibrand called for allocating at least $2.1 billion for the federal clean water program and $1.4 billion for drinking water improvement programs in this year’s blueprint – a significant increase from last year’s FY 2012 budget.

Statement from NY AG Schneiderman on decision to delay vote on proposed fracking regulations

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued the following statement regarding a decision by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to postpone a scheduled vote on its proposed draft hydrofracking regulations. “This delay further demonstrates that the proposed regulations for fracking in the Delaware River Basin are not ready to see the

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Cheers for NYC’s Planned Bike-Share System

Sep 15th, 2011 | By

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a regional transportation policy watchdog, cheered today’s announcement that New York City has selected a vendor, Alta Bike Share, to run a bicycle-sharing system with 10,000 bikes beginning next year. Alta manages the Capital Bikeshare system in Washington, D.C. and the Hubway system in Boston, both of which are widely regarded

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Save the Sound, Long Island Sound Study Committee to announce SoundVision Action Plan

Aug 1st, 2011 | By

The SoundVision Action Plan to be unveiled today at 3 in Mamaroneck, NY, contains four major components: protecting clean water to achieve a healthy Sound; creating safe and thriving places for all Sound creatures; building Long Island Sound communities that work; and investing in an economically vibrant Long Island Sound. The underlying SoundVision planning process was supported with funding from Long Island Sound Study, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Sun Hill Foundation. This summer’s schooner tour is made possible by support from the New York Community Trust. Click on this environmental headline for more information about this event.

Many reasons to close Indian Point

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

This is in response to the Connecticut Post article on the Indian Point nuclear power plant, and the radioactive strontium that has invaded cows, goats, humans and our Fairfield County children. If strontium 90 exists only as a byproduct of nuclear fission, then how can these irresponsible nuclear plant owners deny its presence in our

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