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

Cuomo Talks Climate at NYU, Challenges Universities to Go Green with $1 Million Prize

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.  

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Statewide | Read More >

Chronic Water Problems in Hook Pond Could be Funded Through Tax

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.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water,Suffolk | Read More >

New Plans for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in NYC Unveiled

Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-09-28 17:02.
A greener skyline for NYC.A greener skyline for NYC.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is bringing his push against greenhouse gas emissions into the private sector.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,New York City | Read More >

New York City Makes Small Improvement in Recycling Rates

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.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Solid Waste,New York City | Read More >

Department of Public Service Backs Power Lines in Hudson Valley

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.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Hudson Valley | Read More >

Rezoning In Brooklyn To Improve Infrastructure

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-09-25 10:14.

Mayor Bill De Blasio’s rezoning process for East New York will include upgrades to existing infrastructure, thanks to efforts by Council Member Rafael Espinal.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Transportation,New York City | Read More >

Mixed Bag for Adirondack Park

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.

Chris Gibson Leads GOP on Climate Change

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-09-18 10:59.
Representative Chris GibsonRepresentative Chris Gibson

New York Representative Chris Gibson is leading the charge for environmentally-conscious Republicans.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Hudson Valley | Read More >

Primary Day: A Win and a Nail Biter

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-09-11 14:12.
Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy and Rodney WiltshireAlbany County Executive Daniel McCoy and Rodney Wiltshire

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. 

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Capital District | Read More >

NYC's Leaky Pipes

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.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: New York City | Read More >

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