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Bus Rapid Transit Gets Boost in Assembly Budget

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-20 13:38.
Petitions delivered in support of BRT.Petitions delivered in support of BRT.

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has been advocating for a Bus Rapid Transit system on Staten Island's North Shore for months. Now, in the final moments of budget negotiations, the Assembly has included $100 million for Bus Rapid Transit programs statewide.


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

March Madness Heats Up in the Final Moments

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-20 11:19.

Buzzer beater!Buzzer beater!Is your basketball bracket already busted? Thanks to NYLCV members, our environmental "Final Four" picks are still in the running. 


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

Advocates Fight for Foodshed Funding Across New York

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-13 14:15.
Securing local food by protecting New York farms.Securing local food by protecting New York farms.

New York's farms provide billions of dollars to the state but are quickly losing acreage. Now is the time to make sure we're preserving farmland and protecting our local foodshed.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Land Use,Statewide | Read More >

Get in on the March Madness and Take Action

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-03-12 14:55.
Speak up for the environment during budget madness!Speak up for the environment during budget madness!

March Madness might not be in full swing across the country yet, but at NYLCV we're already in the thick of it. But in our office March Madness is less about brackets and more about budgets. Unlike with college basketball, we have a chance for all our picks to be winners -- if you'll stand with us over the next week.


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

New Plan Invests $150 Million in Hunts Point Cooperative Market

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-06 16:40.

More New York produce coming to the South Bronx.More New York produce coming to the South Bronx.Yesterday, Mayor de Blasio announced a plan to revitalize the 40-year old Hunts Point Cooperative Market in the South Bronx, the world’s largest wholesale food distribution center. The plan calls for a 12-year, $150 million investment in the market, which will modernize the 60-acre facility, creating room for midsize, upstate farms to sell their goods.


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

Could Changing Taxi Retirement Rules Lead to Dirty Air?

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-03-05 17:15.

Older taxis could mean more air pollution.Older taxis could mean more air pollution.Today the New York League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council urged the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to postpone their decision on taxi retirement rules.


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

Renewed Push for Clean Water Fund

Submitted by Susan Torres on Wed, 2015-03-04 14:03.
More water maintenance projects hopefully coming soon.More water maintenance projects hopefully coming soon.

Nearly two dozen Republican state senators spoke up for New York's crumbling water infrastructure, joining NYLCV's call for an $800 million fund to replace aging pipes and sewers.


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

Child Safe Products Act Reintroduced in New York

Submitted by Susan Torres on Tue, 2015-03-03 11:27.
Assemblymember Steve Englebright discusses the Child Safe Products Act at a press conference.Assemblymember Steve Englebright discusses the Child Safe Products Act at a press conference.Last year the Child Safe Products Act died in the Senate despite bipartisan support. It had 40 cosponsors but was not brought to a vote. We were disappointed, but we immediately got back to work with our coalition partners to get a similar bill passed on the local level.
NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Public Health,Statewide | Read More >

Syracuse Mayor Advocates for Water and Infrastructure Funding

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-02-27 14:41.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie MinerSyracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner

More elected officials are calling on Governor Cuomo to allocate more funding for upgrading water systems and our aging infrastructure. This week, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner told legislators during a budget meeting that more than just loans would be needed to update the area's myriad infrastructure issues.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water,Central & Western NY | Read More >

Great Night in Albany for NYLCV PAC

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-02-26 04:00.

Marcia Bystryn and Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle.Marcia Bystryn and Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle.The environment got a big boost on Wednesday night when elected officials, environmental advocates, and NYLCV supporters gathered in Albany to support our campaign work by raising money for our PAC.


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

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