Posts Tagged ‘ Tim Bishop ’

Federal funds sought to help farmers protect bays, Sound

May 13th, 2014 | By

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

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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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Save the Sound among 38 awarded $2.4M for LIS projects

Nov 15th, 2010 | By

Congressman Tim Bishop from New York joined federal and state environmental officials to announce that 38 grants totaling $2.4 million were awarded to state and local government and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.

When leveraged by $4.4 million contributed by the recipients themselves, a total of $6.8 million will support on-the-ground conservation in Connecticut and New York.