EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Tue, 2007-05-22 17:22.
Each Tuesday beginning on May 22 until the end of session in Albany, (June 21), we will roll out a new take action item in a campaign we are calling "Take Action Tuesdays, " an opportunity for you to contact your members of the legislature to move key bills regarding energy, funding and smart growth proposals.<
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Tue, 2007-05-22 10:50.
Don't be surprised if anytime in the next five years you hail a cab and it's green! Well, not actually green. New York will always keep its signature yellow taxis, but they'll be green on the inside.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Tue, 2007-05-22 10:34.
Bethlehem, NY - a city just south of Buffalo epitomizes the 'rust belt.' Now, it's image is changing to become a progressive trailblazer in wind powered energy. Up to 27 turbines will be built on an old Superfund brownfield sites that was once occupied by steel mills.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Mon, 2007-05-21 11:30.
Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone announced that he will seek re-election for his second term in office.
Amicone pledged, in front of a packed room at the Dunwoodie Gulf Course, to reform city government, boost school funding, and revitalize downtown.
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Fri, 2007-05-18 23:39.
The Campaign for New York's Future is a coalition of civic, business, environmental, labor, community and public health organizations that support the goals and strategic direction of PlaNYC.
Its goal is to make every neighborhood in NYC a great place to live and work, as well as make a significant contribution to fighting climate change.
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Fri, 2007-05-18 22:52.
There are signs of support for congestion pricing from two pols in Queens.
New York City Councilmembers John Liu and Eric Gioia expressed their open-mindedness to the mayor's plan at a informational session organized by the Partnership for New York City and the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.
Submitted by Ilene Kaplowitz on Fri, 2007-05-18 12:46.
The City of Troy is going to get makeover.
Mayor Tutunjian has already revitalized many parts of downtown Troy, but is worried about its current image to newcomers. That's why Smith & Jones, a branding consultant agency based in Troy, was hired to rebrand the city's image.
Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Fri, 2007-05-18 11:29.
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