EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Wed, 2007-05-30 17:09.
Last night residents turned out for a town board meeting to both support and oppose Tallgrass, the newest plan to develop shopping and housing units and public athletic fields on a 321-acre property currently occupied by DiLalio sod farm and Tallgrass Country Club.
Tallgrass plan would include:
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Wed, 2007-05-30 17:00.
In a WNBC "News Forum Now" interview this morning, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Queens-Brooklyn) spoke out against Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan.
The show's host, Melissa Russo, tagged Weiner as, " the only candidate for mayor that has voiced opposition to the current mayor's congestion pricing plan."
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Fri, 2007-05-25 11:10.
Riverhead -- State Supreme Court Judge Spinner ordered that the Brookhaven Town board did not follow legal procedure when deciding to move ahead with the Caithness project, a 350-megawatt planned commissioned by LIPA.
Brookhaven representatives plan to file a notice of appeal immediately.
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Fri, 2007-05-25 09:31.
The Long Island Pine Barrens Society has concluded a six-month study of Long Island's land preservation efforts and found that Long Islanders have put up nearly $1.2 billion to preserve close to 60,000 acres of open space and farmland.
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Thu, 2007-05-24 20:21.
On Earth Day April 22, 2007, Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented an ambitious plan to ensure New York remains a world class leader in terms of its economy, quality of life, and its natural environment in 2030.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Thu, 2007-05-24 15:08.
Nassau County Supreme Court - today was the first day of a trial of big oil vs. the Plainview Water District.
The district has accused defendants, Exxon Mobil and Cumberland Farms, of releasing MTBE, a potentially carcinogenic fuel additive into local groundwater from three different gas stations. The district seeks $80 million to pay for a new plant with two new water wells.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Thu, 2007-05-24 14:01.
Citizen's Environmental Coalition, a statewide non-profit organization who advocates for pollution prevention and clean-up, rated Albany among the state's dozen worst polluters for its plan to expand the Rapp Road dump into the Pine Bush.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Thu, 2007-05-24 13:28.
Yesterday, just one day after Paul Newman toured Indian Point, the nuclear power plant was slapped with a $130,000 fine for not meeting important deadlines to get their state-of-the-art emergency sirens up and running by August.
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