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


NYLCV To Co-Sponsor Forum on Water Facilities Infrastructure

Submitted by Jennifer Louie on Tue, 2014-06-03 16:20.

 

The Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY is hosting a forum on the challenges facing our water facilities infrastructure (including sewage treatment and water treatment facilities and green infrastructure).


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Homestretch For Environmental Bills In Albany!

Submitted by Christopher Goeken on Tue, 2014-06-03 15:30.

The state Legislature has a little over two weeks left before lawmakers head home for the summer.

Click above to download (.pdf) our list of   2014 Top Legislative   Priorities.Click above to download (.pdf) our list of 2014 Top Legislative Priorities.But our Albany representatives have a full docket of green legislation to get done before the official end of the legislative session on June 19.  

NYLCV Begins Screening Congressional Candidates For Endorsement

Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Tue, 2014-06-03 12:44.
NYLCV and our partners in the environmental policy arena believe that American voters are determined to make the environment a voting issue this summer and fall.
 
NYLCV will make our first endorsements next month.NYLCV will make our first endorsements next month.Candidate positions on issues such as protecting public health, building a clean-energy future and forestalling catastrophic global warming will help voters decide how to cast their ballots this election cycle.
 
That's why this year -- more than ever --

What Does Obama's Power Plant Plan Mean For NY?

Submitted by Jennifer Louie on Mon, 2014-06-02 17:52.
President Barack Obama just unveiled his much-anticipated plan to dramatically reduce power plant emissions across the United States. His plan calls for reducing carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 -- making it one of the most ambitious plans ever to address climate change.

Senator Sharpens Albany's Focus On Environment

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-04-30 20:15.

This winter, Sen. Tony Avella (11th District, Queens) was named Vice Chair of the Senate's Committee on Environmental Conservation. This newly created post will give him the unique opportunity to help shape the Legislature's environmental agenda.

NYLCV Eco-Politics sat down with Avella to learn more about his new role and what environmental issues he hopes to tackle.


Mayor de Blasio To Announce Housing Plan In Coming Days

Submitted by Greg Bortkiewicz on Wed, 2014-04-30 14:48.

As Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to present his new housing plan, NYLCV has been stepping up our campaign to make sure the administration recognizes sustainability and resiliency as key issues.


Meet The NYC Council's New Point Man On Resiliency

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-04-30 14:13.

Coney Island is one of New York's most iconic summer playgrounds. But -- as an oceanfront community -- it is also one of the most vulnerable parts of the city when it comes to storms and sea level rise.

In January, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito led the creation of a new Committee on Recovery and Resiliency. And to serve as its inaugural chair, the Council elected Mark Treyger -- who represents Coney Island plus the nearby areas of Gravesend and Bensonhurst.


Assembly Expected To Pass Climate Resiliency Bill

Submitted by Greg Bortkiewicz on Wed, 2014-04-30 13:09.

Taking climate change into consideration when building bridges, constructing new parks, and repairing sidewalks makes good sense, right?

The bill expected to pass in early May seeks  to make sure the state invests resources with climate change in  mind.The bill expected to pass in early May seeks to make sure the state invests resources with climate change in mind.The New York State Assembly is expected to pass legislation next week to make sure New York State does exactly this.


Tenth Annual Symposium On Energy In The 21st Century

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2014-04-02 16:09.

NYLCV is proud to continue our partnership with the annual "Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century," and we invite you to attend this important event.


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Meet Ted O'Brien, The New Ranking Member Of Senate Environmental Committee

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-04-02 15:50.

In March, State Senator Ted O’Brien was named as the Ranking Minority Member to the New York State Senate’s Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation.


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