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Westchester County Supports Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Financing

Submitted by Hannah McGovern on Thu, 2013-10-31 16:32.

Westchester County just made it easier for affordable housing and not-for-profit building owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades ... but local towns and cities now need to step up to the plate.

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

EPA Sets in Motion Final Plan for Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-31 16:15.

Under a plan announced this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would relocate residents from five properties on Water Street in Lockport, demolish the vacated homes, and excavate contaminated soil from a total of nine properties.

What's Been Done In Year Since Sandy?

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-10-31 15:50.

The Bloomberg administration said this week that it has achieved nearly three-quarters of its short-term goals for helping New York City's vast coastal areas better withstand major storms.

NYLCV Goes Long For Proposition 4

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-10-24 17:32.

Earlier this month we told you about Proposition 4.

But have you heard about NYLCV's campaign to support this ballot initiative?

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

NYLCV Testifies In Favor Of Emission Cuts

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Thu, 2013-10-24 11:56.

This past summer President Obama released his Climate Action Plan, a comprehensive strategy that entails how to address the challenge that climate change poses.

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

Governor Signs Bill To Curb Eurasian Boar Population

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-10-23 19:18.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Tuesday that will ban the breeding, importation and possession of wild boars in New York.

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

Brownfield Grants Advance Cleanups Across New York State

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-10-23 19:00.

New York State will be making a significant investment in cleaning up contaminated land, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $10 million in grants.

Join Us For Look At Post-Sandy Rebuilding Ideas

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2013-10-23 18:10.

Join the conversation on Monday, October 28, as 10 Design Teams participating in President Barack Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force discuss their proposals for the Rebuild by Design project.

EPA Orders Middletown To Improve Wastewater Treatment

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2013-10-23 17:56.

Federal environmental officials have given Middletown until Dec. 1 to submit a preliminary plan for requiring local industries to pre-treat their wastewater before discharging it to the city's Sewage Treatment Plant.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water, Funding,Hudson Valley | Read More >

NYC Schools Seek Compostable Plates, Trays

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2013-10-23 16:45.

In collaboration with the five other largest school districts in the country, the NYC Department of Education is seeking bids for suppliers of compostable trays and plates.


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