EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-02-27 14:41.
More elected officials are calling on Governor Cuomo to allocate more funding for upgrading water systems and our aging infrastructure. This week, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner told legislators during a budget meeting that more than just loans would be needed to update the area's myriad infrastructure issues.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Tue, 2015-02-24 15:58.
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the launch of the Technical Working Group, part of his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-02-13 12:35.
The disposable bag ban NYLCV has been in support of got a huge proponent last week in Chair of the Sanitation Committee, Councilmember Antonio Reynoso.
Reynoso, a Brooklyn Democrat, heads the committee that would need to pass the measure before it's sent to the full Council, so we are very excited to have him on board!
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-02-13 11:43.
Bryan Clenahan is a life-long Albany County resident, having lived in Albany, Bethlehem, and currently Guilderland. He's been an Albany County Legislator since 2007, representing residents of the 30th District in Westmere.
We're excited to highlight his work today as a way of thanking him for his hard work in getting the Toxic Free Toys Act passed in Albany - the first city in all of New York State to do so! Learn more about his work in our Q&A:
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-02-06 12:11.
The full list of Assembly leadership positions and committee chairs has been released. Steve Englebright, one of our endorsed candidates, has been appointed as the Environmental Conservation Chair.
Englebright, who serves Long Island's 4th district, has been a champion for the environment by promoting solar and wind use and helped pass the landmark BPA-free Children and Babies Act.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-01-30 12:55.
Working with our partners, the Adirondack Council, Environmental Advocates of New York, the New York Water Environment Association, and Riverkeeper, NYLCV is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to invest more in clean water projects for all of New York State.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-01-23 15:42.
Last week, the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board voted to approve another round of fare and toll hikes. While New Yorkers bemoaned the MTA, the reality is there hasn't been a sustainable funding plan in place for years.
As riders continue to increase their contribution to the MTA transit system, Albany has yet to come up with solutions on how to fill the $15 billion budget cap staring down the next capital plan.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-01-23 12:05.
The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee is now fully staffed, and it includes some familiar faces to NYLCV. Senator Thomas O'Mara has been appointed chair of the committee and Senator Tony Avella has been appointed the Vice-Chair.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Wed, 2015-01-21 04:00.
In his State of the State Speech, Governor Cuomo addressed clean energy, Department of Conservation (DEC) funding, and the need to protect our open spaces and waterways. NYLCV was excited to hear Cuomo address so many of the issues we believe are important to address in making New York a greener state and an energy leader for the country.
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