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League Celebrates Election of Bill de Blasio as NYC Mayor

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-11-07 14:18.

The de Blasio celebrates the election resultsThe New York League of Conservation Voters looks forward to working with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who has pledged to build and improve upon the sustainability achievements and goals of outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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

Adirondack Land Swap Propositions Approved By Voters

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-11-06 14:58.

Adirondack Forest PreserveNew York State voters achieved two huge wins for the state environment on Tuesday. Both Proposition 4 and Proposition 5, supported by the New York League of Conservation Voters, were passed on the 2013 New York State Ballot.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Statewide | Read More >

Please Join NYLCV For Important Offshore Wind Conference

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-10-31 17:00.

Just off the coast of New York lies the best wind energy resource in the world, yet America currently does not have a single offshore wind turbine spinning off our shores. Fortunately, that is going to change.

New York can and should be a national leader in reaching this next clean energy frontier, which will create significant home grown economic development opportunities, reduce harmful pollution, diversify our energy portfolio, and stabilize energy prices.

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

Natural Barriers Are No Superman, But They Can Help

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-31 16:45.

As experts and amateurs ponder coastal resistance and resilience on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, they find no magic bullet, whether engineered or natural.

Westchester County Supports Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Financing

Submitted by Hannah McGovern on Thu, 2013-10-31 16:32.

Westchester County just made it easier for affordable housing and not-for-profit building owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades ... but local towns and cities now need to step up to the plate.

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

EPA Sets in Motion Final Plan for Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-31 16:15.

Under a plan announced this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would relocate residents from five properties on Water Street in Lockport, demolish the vacated homes, and excavate contaminated soil from a total of nine properties.

What's Been Done In Year Since Sandy?

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-10-31 15:50.

The Bloomberg administration said this week that it has achieved nearly three-quarters of its short-term goals for helping New York City's vast coastal areas better withstand major storms.

NYLCV Goes Long For Proposition 4

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-10-24 17:32.

Earlier this month we told you about Proposition 4.

But have you heard about NYLCV's campaign to support this ballot initiative?

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Open Space, Land Use,Statewide | Read More >

NYLCV Testifies In Favor Of Emission Cuts

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Thu, 2013-10-24 11:56.

This past summer President Obama released his Climate Action Plan, a comprehensive strategy that entails how to address the challenge that climate change poses.

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

Governor Signs Bill To Curb Eurasian Boar Population

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-10-23 19:18.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Tuesday that will ban the breeding, importation and possession of wild boars in New York.

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

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