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


Climate Conference Opens, With Typhoon In Mind

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2013-11-13 18:31.

International negotiations over tackling global warming began this week in Poland, a country defiantly reliant on coal as fuel for nearly 90 percent of its electricity. The talks opened in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which just devastated the Philippines.


Talking Trash, NYC Seeks Cleaner Trucks

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2013-11-13 18:15.

As part of a package of air pollution control measures, the Bloomberg administration hopes to require about 8,300 private refuse collection trucks to meet updated EPA exhaust emissions standards by 2020.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy, Air,New York City | Read More >

A Trio of Newly Elected Long Islanders

Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Thu, 2013-11-07 16:35.

Three NYLCV endorsed non-incumbents into office on Tuesday. These victories represent important wins for the environment of Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Judi Bosworth
North Hempstead Supervisor


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Westchester Ushers In New Green Leadership

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Thu, 2013-11-07 15:14.

Westchester County voters elected three NYLCV endorsed non-incumbents into office on Tuesday. These victories represent major wins for the environment of Westchester County.


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Newcomers Win Borough President And City Council Posts in NYC

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-11-07 14:42.

Come January, two new Borough Presidents and nine Council members who share the League's vision for a sustainable future will take office in New York City.


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Capital Region Gets Eco-Boost From Incoming Mayors

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-11-07 14:34.

Kathy SheehanVoters in Albany and Saratoga Springs this week elected new mayors whose candidacies had received the League's strong support.


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

League Celebrates Election of Bill de Blasio as NYC Mayor

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-11-07 14:18.

The de Blasio celebrates the election resultsThe New York League of Conservation Voters looks forward to working with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who has pledged to build and improve upon the sustainability achievements and goals of outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


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Adirondack Land Swap Propositions Approved By Voters

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-11-06 14:58.

Adirondack Forest PreserveNew York State voters achieved two huge wins for the state environment on Tuesday. Both Proposition 4 and Proposition 5, supported by the New York League of Conservation Voters, were passed on the 2013 New York State Ballot.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Statewide | Read More >

Please Join NYLCV For Important Offshore Wind Conference

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-10-31 17:00.

Just off the coast of New York lies the best wind energy resource in the world, yet America currently does not have a single offshore wind turbine spinning off our shores. Fortunately, that is going to change.

New York can and should be a national leader in reaching this next clean energy frontier, which will create significant home grown economic development opportunities, reduce harmful pollution, diversify our energy portfolio, and stabilize energy prices.


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

Natural Barriers Are No Superman, But They Can Help

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-31 16:45.

As experts and amateurs ponder coastal resistance and resilience on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, they find no magic bullet, whether engineered or natural.


 

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