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


Where Should Mayor de Blasio Start On Resiliency?

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-11-21 17:28.

The next mayoral administration is starting to take shape this week, with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announcing his transition team. This group of 60 leaders will help de Blasio make key appointments and offer policy guidance.


Brownfield Cleanup Program Must Be 2014 Priority

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2013-11-20 22:47.

In just a few short weeks, NYLCV will unveil our 2014 State Policy Agenda. This to-do list will establish clear environmental goals for the state Legislature while also setting the bar for our endorsements later in the year.


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

New York State Ranks High On Energy Efficiency

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2013-11-20 18:54.

In the seventh edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, New York again took third place behind Massachusetts and California, according to the  American Council for An Energy Efficient Economy.


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

EPA Proposes To Cut Ethanol Mandate for Motor Fuel

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2013-11-20 18:40.

Bending to the reality that Americans are driving less in more fuel-efficient vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans for a first-ever reduction in the so-called "ethanol mandate," first established by law in 2005.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy, Air,Statewide | Read More >

New Master Plan For Thacher State Park

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-11-20 18:26.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the completion of a new master plan on Tuesday that will enhance John Boyd Thacher State Park as a four-season destination for outdoor recreation, exploration and fitness in the Capital District.


Brookhaven Shifts To Single-Source Recycling

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-11-14 17:22.

Starting in January, the Town of Brookhaven will be the first on Long Island to switch over to single-source recycling as a way to boost participation.


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

Gov. Cuomo Vetoes Pro-Transit Legislation

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-11-14 14:27.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week vetoed legislation to protect state revenues for public transportation, frustrating transit advocates who had been working on the bill for years.  


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

NYLCV Celebrates Energy Leaders On Long Island

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-11-14 11:59.

Many thanks to our honorees and keynote   speaker, David M. Daly, for making this event a   success.Many thanks to our honorees and keynote speaker, David M. Daly, for making this event a success.


Long Islanders turned out in force for NYLCV's Long Island Chapter Cocktail Party this week, to support our electoral and advocacy work on behalf of the environment.

A crowd of business leaders, environmentalists, elected officials and philanthropists packed into Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage Black to mix, mingle and celebrate the region's energy leaders. 


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

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 >
 

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