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Heavy Decision on Lightweight Material For Albany County Exec

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-05 11:41.


Albany County Executive Dan McCoy will be the decider on the fate of a bill requiring chain stores and restaurants to replace polystyrene (often known by its trademark name

Some Fears Are Misplaced, But Global Warming Risks Still Ominous

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-05 11:23.

Continuing climate change could cause mass animal and plant extinctions , huge ocean dead zones and the collapse of polar sea ice, the National Research Council said in a report released this week.


Cuomo Admininstration Is Open To Brownfields Reform

Submitted by Hannah McGovern on Wed, 2013-12-04 18:00.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration says it is open to reforming New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program, which helps revitalize contaminated properties.


Meet The Man Behind New York's Green Bank

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-12-04 17:36.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named a veteran of the banking industry to head up one of his signature sustainability initiatives. 


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NYLCV Supports Curb On Styrofoam In NYC

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2013-11-27 15:51.

NYLCV and our environmental partners rallied on the steps of New York City Hall on Monday to urge the City Council to pass legislation that would reduce the amount of harmful polystyrene used in the city.


Suffolk Lawmakers Tap Drinking Water Funds To Balance Budget

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2013-11-27 15:18.
Advocates are threatening to sue Suffolk County, after lawmakers raided an environmental fund to balance the budget for the second time in three years.

Study Will Investigate Options For Landfill Cleanup

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-11-27 14:47.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that General Electric Company and SI Group, Inc. (formerly Schenectady Chemical) have agreed to conduct comprehensive studies of the contamination at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site.


Congress Weighs Important Bill On Ocean Health

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Wed, 2013-11-27 14:28.

Both houses of Congress have passed versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) for the first time in six years.

NYLCV is encouraging New York's congressional  delegation to include funding for ocean health  research.NYLCV is encouraging New York's congressional delegation to include funding for ocean health research.Over the next week, crucial bipartisan negotiations now will take place to develop a consensus version of the bill.


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Long Island Delegation Honored For Conservation Efforts

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-11-21 18:06.

Conservation groups, state agencies and elected officials joined together at Belmont Lake State Park to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).


Westchester Cocktail Party: A Fantastic Success!

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-11-21 17:55.

The New York League of Conservation Voters held our 2013 Westchester Cocktail Party on Nov. 18 and by all measures, the event was a great success!

Nanette Bourne with Senator Andrea  Stewart-Cousins, who opened the  program.Nanette Bourne with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who opened the program.Scores of environmentalists, philanthropists, elected officials and business leaders turned out for the benefit, which was held at the Lodge at Hudson Harbor in Tarrytown.


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