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


Albany's Incoming Mayor To Head Transportation Planning Committee

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-12 17:56.

Albany's new Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan -- one of NYLCV's endorsed candidates -- has been elected as the next chair for the Capital District Transportation Committee.


EPA Asked To Curb Emissions From Midwest Power Plants

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-12-12 17:25.

Eight Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic State this week petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require nine Midwestern and Southern states to curb emissions from their power plants.


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

Port Authority Reverses Policy On Shooting Snowy Owls

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-12-12 17:08.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey this week reversed its policy of shooting snowy owls that may present hazards to aircraft.


Motor-Free Tracts Proposed for Newly Acquired Areas Of Adirondack Park

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-12 16:42.

New York State is considering a proposal to establish two large motor-free areas on recently purchased public lands within Adirondack Park.


Westchester May Build Its Own UV Treatment Plants

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-12 16:16.

Westchester officials have released a study they said backs up their plan to abandon a $100 million project to pump ultraviolet-treated water to part of the county, instead opting for a simpler, cheaper alternative.


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

Electrifying News: NYC Approves Charging Stations

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-12 15:53.

The New York City Council this week approved legislation that will install 10,000 parking spaces that are equipped with electric vehicle recharging features.


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

Yonkers Reboots Watefront Development

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-05 14:30.

The Yonkers City Council is preparing a termination agreement that would scrap a large downtown development deal along the Hudson River.


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

Fight Against Invasives Goes Round The Clock

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-05 14:06.

As reported by the Albany Times-Union, the Lake George Park Commission voted on Tuesday to tighten boat inspections around Lake George to help keep invasive species out of the iconic Northern New York lake.


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

Clean Energy Forums On Long Island

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-12-05 13:50.

Hey Long Islanders: Been meaning to make your home energy efficient but don't know how? Two events coming up can help.


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

NYC Council: Let's Make Better Street Design Permanent

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-12-05 13:24.

A one-stop-shop manual of best practices for safer and sustainable streetscape design -- the first of its kind in the country -- would be codified into law if the City Council approves the proposal later this month.


 

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