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


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

Some Fears Are Misplaced, But Global Warming Risks Still Ominous

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-05 11:23.

Continuing climate change could cause mass animal and plant extinctions , huge ocean dead zones and the collapse of polar sea ice, the National Research Council said in a report released this week.


Cuomo Admininstration Is Open To Brownfields Reform

Submitted by Hannah McGovern on Wed, 2013-12-04 18:00.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration says it is open to reforming New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program, which helps revitalize contaminated properties.


Meet The Man Behind New York's Green Bank

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-12-04 17:36.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named a veteran of the banking industry to head up one of his signature sustainability initiatives. 


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

NYLCV Supports Curb On Styrofoam In NYC

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2013-11-27 15:51.

NYLCV and our environmental partners rallied on the steps of New York City Hall on Monday to urge the City Council to pass legislation that would reduce the amount of harmful polystyrene used in the city.


Suffolk Lawmakers Tap Drinking Water Funds To Balance Budget

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2013-11-27 15:18.
Advocates are threatening to sue Suffolk County, after lawmakers raided an environmental fund to balance the budget for the second time in three years.

Study Will Investigate Options For Landfill Cleanup

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-11-27 14:47.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that General Electric Company and SI Group, Inc. (formerly Schenectady Chemical) have agreed to conduct comprehensive studies of the contamination at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site.


 

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