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


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.


Brilliantly Simple, Onondaga Lake Cleanup Method Creates Global Ripples

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-17 14:48.

Vote YES On Ballot Proposition 5!

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-17 14:18.

Attention New York State Voters: Please make your voice heard on an important environmental issue when you cast your ballot on Nov. 5.


Westchester Legislature OKs Complete Streets Act

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-10-10 16:57.

The Westchester County Board of Legislators this week unanimously passed legislation aimed at making Westchester’s roadways more hospitable to cyclists, pedestrians and public transportation.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Transportation,Westchester | Read More >

Vote For Proposition 4 On November 5th Ballot

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-10 16:33.


A proliferation of ballot initiatives may confuse some New Yorkers at the polls on November 5, but don't overlook Proposition 4, a constitutional amendment that is important for the environment and will not cost taxpayers a nickel.


Market Economics May Succeed Where Nuclear Critics Haven't

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-10 16:03.

Financial woes could cause the early closure of two nuclear power plants in Central New York, FitzPatrick in Oswego County, and Ginna in Wayne County.


Big Plans For New Waterfront Park in Buffalo

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-10 15:00.

Some 130 acres along Buffalo's outer harbor will be transformed from brownfields to mixed-use development and shoreline park, under a plan unveiled on Thursday.


State Names New Environmental Director For Hudson Valley

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Tue, 2013-10-08 15:38.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation last week promoted Martin D. Brand to lead its Region 3 office in New Paltz. As the new regional director, Brand will oversee DEC's work in Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.


Scientists Fear Dangerous Algae May Soon Affect NY's Great Lakes

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Thu, 2013-10-03 15:55.

Algae blooms have become a common occurrence in many of the nation's bodies of water, including the Great Lakes. Scientists and government officials are particularly concerned about Lake Erie and the spread of cyanobacteria, which are toxic blue-green algae.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water,Central & Western NY | Read More >
 

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