EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Josh Abram on Tue, 2007-06-12 13:37.
Spread the message, but not the enemy: the Adirondacks are under attack. The Eurasian invasive plant watermilfoil, which has already spread itself throughout most of North America is now waging its attack on the northern front.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Tue, 2007-06-12 11:41.
You didn't see the 'Earth Eater' featured in Spiderman 3, but you might see it on the east side of Manhattan drilling a massive hole underground to connect the LIRR to Grand Central Station. Once the project is complete in 2013, an estimated 160,000 commuters a day will benefit from the connector.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Tue, 2007-06-12 11:13.
Rep. Steve Israel brought an additional $100 million to the Weatherization Assistance Program. The extra 'green' will make low-income Long Islander's home more energy efficient and therefore reduce their energy bills.
Submitted by Josh Abram on Tue, 2007-06-12 10:37.
Cleaning up the broken brownfield bill may be just as important to the State of New York as cleaning up brownfields themselves is.
Brownfields, or polluted lands, are often left behind after chemical spills. They are generally big enough to prevent the land from being habitable, but not so disastrous that they require federal Superfund money to clean up.
Submitted by Sabrina Gusmorino on Mon, 2007-06-11 16:07.
Eight working windmills in the Steel Winds wind farm at the old Bethlehem Steel plant site in Lackawanna debuted recently as the country's first "urban" wind farm and the world's first attempt at using the Clipper Windpower's massive Liberty turbines
Submitted by Josh Abram on Mon, 2007-06-11 15:59.
Veteran Queens politician Rep. Joe Crowley (D) jumped onto the congestion pricing bandwagon, giving the mayor's plan another push towards implementation. Crowley's support is especially crucial because not only does he represent an affected outer borough, but he also may help other wavering lawmakers decide to support the initiative.
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