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


Environmental Achievements of Governor Mario Cuomo Remembered

Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-01-05 16:08.
Governor Mario CuomoGovernor Mario Cuomo

Former Governor Mario Cuomo passed away on Thursday, January 1st at the age of 82. From the Hudson Valley to Long Island to the Adirondacks, many are remembering his important work for New York's environment.


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

Changes to e-Waste Collection in New York

Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-01-05 14:40.

A new year means new rules for New Yorkers wanting to discard electronics. On January 1st a new law made it illegal to discard most electronics in the trash across the state.

According to nyc.gov, prohibited electronics include computers, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, and more. Residents who leave these items curbside may receive a summons.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Solid Waste,Statewide | Read More >

Cutting Back on Foam in New York City

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:57.

Last year New York City became the largest city in America to implement a ban on single-use polystyrene - or Styrofoam - containers. 

The ban would take effect in July 2015, unless industry makers can prove that Styrofoam can be recycled. The Sanitation Commissioner has until January 1, 2015 to decide whether or not to go forward with the ban.


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

Governor Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:16.
Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State.Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State.

Without a doubt, this week's biggest environmental story was Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement not to allow fracking in New York State. We thank Governor Cuomo, the Department of Health, and the Department of Environmental Conservation for taking the time to conduct a serious, thorough and science-based analysis of the potential risks to the state's clean water, air and environment. 


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

Big Week for Toxic Toys

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-12 15:11.
Press conference in Westchester announcing the release of our report.Press conference in Westchester announcing the release of our report.

With the biggest shopping season of the year upon us, the last thing parents should have to worry about is what's in the toys they're buying their kids. Thankfully, parents in Albany are one step closer to being able to buy gifts with peace of mind. 


Is NYS Dedicating Enough Green to Environmental Protection?

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2014-12-11 16:05.

 A new report out from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office sheds light on an issue we'll be focusing closely on in 2015 -- funding for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).


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

Albany County Vote On Toxic Toys Coming Up

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Fri, 2014-12-05 14:00.

The Albany County Legislature will vote on Monday, Dec. 8 on legislation that will help get toxic chemicals out of children's toys in the county.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Capital District, Albany | Read More >

Meet NYC's New Sustainability Chief

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Fri, 2014-12-05 12:51.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Nilda Mesa as the Director of the new Office of Sustainability, which will spearhead the administration's environmental and sustainability initiatives.


A Green Plan For Syracuse's Future

Submitted by Vanessa Mok on Fri, 2014-11-28 19:20.
Among Mayor Stephanie Miner's green initiatives is a plan to use the nearby Finger Lakes to cool buildings in downtown Syracuse.Among Mayor Stephanie Miner's green initiatives is a plan to use the nearby Finger Lakes to cool buildings in downtown Syracuse.

State's First-Ever Local Energy Code For Geothermal

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-11-19 18:42.

Just in time for winter, Suffolk County has announced the New York's first-ever energy code to tap the power of the earth's warmth for heating and cooling.


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

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