EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-10-05 09:48.
Under the leadership of State energy czar Richard Kauffman, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos Public Service Commission chair Audrey Zibelman, New York Power Authority head Gil Quiniones, and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority head John Rhodes, New York has been making incredible strides on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-10-02 14:14.
Almost 90 properties in East Hampton Village that need to be connected to two state-of-the-art wastewater treatment systems may get funded through special district taxes. The chronic water quality problems in Hook Pond and Town Pond need to be addressed soon and officials are looking into how to raise the millions of dollars the project will require.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-09-28 17:02.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is bringing his push against greenhouse gas emissions into the private sector.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-09-25 11:41.
According to the annual Mayor’s Management Report, New York City’s Department of Sanitation has increased its recycling rate to 16%, or 575,400 tons for the 2015 fiscal year, up from 15.4% in 2014. The recycling rate measures the amount of waste diverted from landfills, and channeled into various recycling streams.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-09-25 11:00.
Installing new transmission lines in the Hudson Valley will help alleviate power congestion in New York’s energy grid, the state claims.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-09-18 11:32.
When it comes to Adirondack Park, the future remains unwritten.
According to the Adirondack Council’s annual report, the upstate New York forest preserve still faces serious challenges. Despite Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to protect the park, outside interests stand poised to stake claims in the land, designated “forever wild” by New York State.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-09-11 14:12.
Thursday, September 10th turned out to be an exciting day and it looks like the excitement may continue for some time with one race that is too close to call.
The night started out great with NYLCV endorsed candidate, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, winning his race for reelection. We're excited to continue to work with this dedicated fighter for the environment.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-09-11 13:13.
Manhattan’s underground pipelines leak three to five times more than cities with newer infrastructure, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
In a recent survey, the EPA found that Manhattan suffers 90% more methane leaks per mile than Cincinnati, Ohio and Durham, North Carolina. The study highlights problems facing New York’s aging infrastructure, at a time when most of the city’s energy suppliers have switched from less efficient sources to natural gas.
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