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EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.


EPA Asked To Curb Emissions From Midwest Power Plants

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-12-12 17:25.

Eight Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic State this week petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require nine Midwestern and Southern states to curb emissions from their power plants.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Enforcement, Energy, Air,Statewide | Read More >

Port Authority Reverses Policy On Shooting Snowy Owls

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-12-12 17:08.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey this week reversed its policy of shooting snowy owls that may present hazards to aircraft.


Motor-Free Tracts Proposed for Newly Acquired Areas Of Adirondack Park

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-12 16:42.

New York State is considering a proposal to establish two large motor-free areas on recently purchased public lands within Adirondack Park.


Westchester May Build Its Own UV Treatment Plants

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-12 16:16.

Westchester officials have released a study they said backs up their plan to abandon a $100 million project to pump ultraviolet-treated water to part of the county, instead opting for a simpler, cheaper alternative.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water, Funding,Westchester | Read More >

Electrifying News: NYC Approves Charging Stations

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-12 15:53.

The New York City Council this week approved legislation that will install 10,000 parking spaces that are equipped with electric vehicle recharging features.


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

Yonkers Reboots Watefront Development

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-05 14:30.

The Yonkers City Council is preparing a termination agreement that would scrap a large downtown development deal along the Hudson River.


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

Fight Against Invasives Goes Round The Clock

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-05 14:06.

As reported by the Albany Times-Union, the Lake George Park Commission voted on Tuesday to tighten boat inspections around Lake George to help keep invasive species out of the iconic Northern New York lake.


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

Clean Energy Forums On Long Island

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-05 13:50.

Hey Long Islanders: Been meaning to make your home energy efficient but don't know how? Two events coming up can help.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Suffolk, Long Island | Read More >

NYC Council: Let's Make Better Street Design Permanent

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-05 13:24.

A one-stop-shop manual of best practices for safer and sustainable streetscape design -- the first of its kind in the country -- would be codified into law if the City Council approves the proposal later this month.


Heavy Decision on Lightweight Material For Albany County Exec

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-05 11:41.


Albany County Executive Dan McCoy will be the decider on the fate of a bill requiring chain stores and restaurants to replace polystyrene (often known by its trademark name

 

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