EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-03-05 17:15.
Today the New York League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council urged the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to postpone their decision on taxi retirement rules.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Tue, 2015-03-03 11:27.Last year the Child Safe Products Act died in the Senate despite bipartisan support. It had 40 cosponsors but was not brought to a vote. We were disappointed, but we immediately got back to work with our coalition partners to get a similar bill passed on the local level.
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.
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