EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-04-03 11:53.
While the budget included some environmental priorities we advocated for, such as clean water funding, NYLCV opposes the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) sweep that was kept in the final version.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-02 03:00.
The final budget includes $200 million for water infrastructure projects across New York State. We're glad the Governor and Legislature heard your call and took this important first step in the right direction. Every New Yorker should have access to clean water.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Wed, 2015-04-01 11:22.The state budget negotiations are over, the late-night votes have been tallied, and thanks to thousands of NYLCV members taking action during our March Madness campaign, we secured some major victories for the environment.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Tue, 2015-03-31 03:00.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has committed to expanding access to renewable energy across New York. The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has taken action by starting a shared renewable energy program, allowing many renters and homeowners the option to choose solar or wind power for the first time.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Tue, 2015-03-24 03:00.
On Monday, students, activists, and members of the City Council stood on the steps of City Hall to demand action on the disposable bags bill. Placing a 10 cent fee on single-use bags will help reduce waste here in New York City.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-20 13:38.
The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has been advocating for a Bus Rapid Transit system on Staten Island's North Shore for months. Now, in the final moments of budget negotiations, the Assembly has included $100 million for Bus Rapid Transit programs statewide.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-13 14:15.
New York's farms provide billions of dollars to the state but are quickly losing acreage. Now is the time to make sure we're preserving farmland and protecting our local foodshed.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-03-12 14:55.
March Madness might not be in full swing across the country yet, but at NYLCV we're already in the thick of it. But in our office March Madness is less about brackets and more about budgets. Unlike with college basketball, we have a chance for all our picks to be winners -- if you'll stand with us over the next week.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-06 16:40.
Yesterday, Mayor de Blasio announced a plan to revitalize the 40-year old Hunts Point Cooperative Market in the South Bronx, the world’s largest wholesale food distribution center. The plan calls for a 12-year, $150 million investment in the market, which will modernize the 60-acre facility, creating room for midsize, upstate farms to sell their goods.
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