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


New State Budget Makes Progress But Lacks Vision

Submitted by Christopher Goeken on Wed, 2014-04-02 15:11.

New York's new budget makes important environmental progress yet falls short in many areas, especially mass transit -- reflecting the lack of political will and comprehensive vision for addressing the state's many sustainability challenges.

Gov. Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Senate  Co-Leader Dean Skelos.Gov. Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Senate Co-Leader Dean Skelos.NYLCV applauds Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for increasing the Environmental Protection Fund, and for protecting clean energy and parks in the final budget agreement.


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Environmental Health & Chemical Policy Reform Project

Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Fri, 2014-02-28 13:06.

According to a December 2013 report from the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai, scientific evidence is strong -- and continuing to build -- that toxic chemicals and other hazards in the environment are causes of diseases in children.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Public Health,Statewide | Read More >

Overwhelming Response To Our Petition To Mayor de Blasio

Submitted by Ya-Ting Liu on Fri, 2014-02-28 11:19.

On Feb. 10, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his first State of the City address and presented a sweeping vision for a city united in shared prosperity, shared success and shared responsibility.  

Ya-Ting Liu presents petitions signed by  NYLCV members to Marco A. Carrión, Commissioner of the mayor's Community Assistance  Unit.Ya-Ting Liu presents petitions signed by NYLCV members to Marco A. Carrión, Commissioner of the mayor's Community Assistance Unit.Unfortunately, the mayor made no mention of the role of sustainability and environment in realizing this vision.


Donovan Richards: NYC's New Environmental Protection Chair

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2014-02-27 17:12.

Even before Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on low-lying areas of New York City, neighborhoods like Far Rockaway, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens stood at a critical junction between the natural world and manmade development.


NYLCV Testifies On Need To Strengthen Environmental Budget

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Mon, 2014-02-03 16:08.

The New York State Assembly and Senate held a joint hearing on the environmental aspects of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget last week.


With Mercury Falling, Long Island Town Embraces The Sun

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2014-01-23 17:17.

The East Hampton Town Board ushered in a renewable energy era for the South Fork of Long Island this week, moving from laggard to leader in green power.  As a result, a bit of green -- as in money -- will flow to into municipal coffers.


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

Capital Communities Will Clean Up Their Act For Better Hudson River

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2014-01-23 16:42.

Under a consent order with the Department of Environmental Conservation, six Albany area communities, along with the Albany and Rensselaer County sewer districts, will upgrade their wastewater treatment systems and complete green infrastructure projects.


Cuomo’s Environmental Budget Falls Short Of Expectations

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014-01-23 11:21.

On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his proposed budget for the new fiscal year, which begins on April. 1.


Early Signs Of This Year's Environmental Potential

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014-01-16 16:11.

NYLCV isn't wasting a moment in our campaign to make New York State an environmental leader once again.

NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn meets with  Sen. Mark Grisanti, right, and his legislative director Joe  Erdman.NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn meets with Sen. Mark Grisanti, right, and his legislative director Joe Erdman.On Tuesday, NYLCV's legislative team - headed by our president, Marcia Bystryn - held back-to-back meetings with some of the most important environmental decision makers in New York at the state Capitol in Albany.


Will Cuomo's Budget Plan Protect The Environment?

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2014-01-16 13:08.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil his proposed budget next week - a milestone that marks the start of budget negotiations with the Legislature that conclude in the spring.


 

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