EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Mon, 2014-06-30 16:39.
Henry ("Hank") Gutman has been a member of NYLCV's Board since 2010 and was elected Vice Chair in 2013. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Gutman as the new Chair of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, giving him a unique opportunity to help shape the future of this thriving waterfront area.
NYLCV Eco-Politics sat down with Gutman to learn more about his new role and his work with NYLCV.
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Mon, 2014-06-30 13:20.
Albany has closed up shop for the year and legislators running for re-election are back in their districts touting their record of accomplishment. Non-incumbents, on the other hand, are out there trying to persuade voters that Albany is broken and it's time for a change. Meanwhile, over a dozen legislative seats that have been vacant all session long -- plus others which have become recently vacated -- have candidates coming out of the woodwork.
Submitted by Jennifer Louie on Tue, 2014-06-03 16:20.
The Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY is hosting a forum on the challenges facing our water facilities infrastructure (including sewage treatment and water treatment facilities and green infrastructure).
Submitted by Christopher Goeken on Tue, 2014-06-03 15:30.
The state Legislature has a little over two weeks left before lawmakers head home for the summer.
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Tue, 2014-06-03 12:44.NYLCV and our partners in the environmental policy arena believe that American voters are determined to make the environment a voting issue this summer and fall.
Candidate positions on issues such as protecting public health, building a clean-energy future and forestalling catastrophic global warming will help voters decide how to cast their ballots this election cycle.
That's why this year -- more than ever --
Submitted by Jennifer Louie on Mon, 2014-06-02 17:52.President Barack Obama just unveiled his much-anticipated plan to dramatically reduce power plant emissions across the United States. His plan calls for reducing carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 -- making it one of the most ambitious plans ever to address climate change.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-04-30 20:15.
This winter, Sen. Tony Avella (11th District, Queens) was named Vice Chair of the Senate's Committee on Environmental Conservation. This newly created post will give him the unique opportunity to help shape the Legislature's environmental agenda.
NYLCV Eco-Politics sat down with Avella to learn more about his new role and what environmental issues he hopes to tackle.
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