EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-01-05 16:08.
Former Governor Mario Cuomo passed away on Thursday, January 1st at the age of 82. From the Hudson Valley to Long Island to the Adirondacks, many are remembering his important work for New York's environment.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-01-05 14:40.
A new year means new rules for New Yorkers wanting to discard electronics. On January 1st a new law made it illegal to discard most electronics in the trash across the state.
According to nyc.gov, prohibited electronics include computers, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, and more. Residents who leave these items curbside may receive a summons.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:57.
Last year New York City became the largest city in America to implement a ban on single-use polystyrene - or Styrofoam - containers.
The ban would take effect in July 2015, unless industry makers can prove that Styrofoam can be recycled. The Sanitation Commissioner has until January 1, 2015 to decide whether or not to go forward with the ban.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:16.
Without a doubt, this week's biggest environmental story was Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement not to allow fracking in New York State. We thank Governor Cuomo, the Department of Health, and the Department of Environmental Conservation for taking the time to conduct a serious, thorough and science-based analysis of the potential risks to the state's clean water, air and environment.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-12 15:11.
With the biggest shopping season of the year upon us, the last thing parents should have to worry about is what's in the toys they're buying their kids. Thankfully, parents in Albany are one step closer to being able to buy gifts with peace of mind.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2014-12-11 16:05.
A new report out from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office sheds light on an issue we'll be focusing closely on in 2015 -- funding for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Fri, 2014-12-05 12:51.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Nilda Mesa as the Director of the new Office of Sustainability, which will spearhead the administration's environmental and sustainability initiatives.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-11-19 18:42.
Just in time for winter, Suffolk County has announced the New York's first-ever energy code to tap the power of the earth's warmth for heating and cooling.
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