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EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.


NYLCV Member Spotlight: Hank Gutman

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.

Hank GutmanHank GutmanNYLCV Eco-Politics sat down with Gutman to learn more about his new role and his work with NYLCV.


Coming Soon: 2014 Legislative Progress Report

Submitted by Christopher Goeken on Mon, 2014-06-30 16:04.

Just how green is the New York State Legislature?

Find out in the coming days, when NYLCV will issue our 2014 Environmental Progress Report.


State Senate Nixes Long Island Water Quality Bill

Submitted by Austen Blease on Mon, 2014-06-30 14:11.

Long Island gets its drinking water from   underground -- making it a challenge to keep pure in a highly developed   region.Long Island gets its drinking water from underground -- making it a challenge to keep pure in a highly developed region.

 

A major effort to improve water quality on Long Island went down in the final moments of the legislative session, but the fight is far from over.


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Legislative Session Over, Endorsement Seasons Begins

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.


Environmental Questions About Tappan Zee Funding

Submitted by Austen Blease on Tue, 2014-06-17 14:09.

In a controversial move, the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. announced that it will loan $511.45 million to help build the new Tappan Zee Bridge.


NYLCV To Co-Sponsor Forum on Water Facilities Infrastructure

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).


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Homestretch For Environmental Bills In Albany!

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.

Click above to download (.pdf) our list of   2014 Top Legislative   Priorities.Click above to download (.pdf) our list of 2014 Top Legislative Priorities.But our Albany representatives have a full docket of green legislation to get done before the official end of the legislative session on June 19.  

NYLCV Begins Screening Congressional Candidates For Endorsement

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.
 
NYLCV will make our first endorsements next month.NYLCV will make our first endorsements next month.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 --

What Does Obama's Power Plant Plan Mean For NY?

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.

Senator Sharpens Albany's Focus On Environment

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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