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


What Does Obama's Power Plant Plan Mean For NY?

Submitted by Jennifer Louie on Mon, 2014-06-02 17:52.
President Barack Obama just unveiled his much-anticipated plan to dramatically reduce power plant emissions across the United States. His plan calls for reducing carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 -- making it one of the most ambitious plans ever to address climate change.

Senator Sharpens Albany's Focus On Environment

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-04-30 20:15.

This winter, Sen. Tony Avella (11th District, Queens) was named Vice Chair of the Senate's Committee on Environmental Conservation. This newly created post will give him the unique opportunity to help shape the Legislature's environmental agenda.

NYLCV Eco-Politics sat down with Avella to learn more about his new role and what environmental issues he hopes to tackle.


Mayor de Blasio To Announce Housing Plan In Coming Days

Submitted by Greg Bortkiewicz on Wed, 2014-04-30 14:48.

As Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to present his new housing plan, NYLCV has been stepping up our campaign to make sure the administration recognizes sustainability and resiliency as key issues.


Meet The NYC Council's New Point Man On Resiliency

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-04-30 14:13.

Coney Island is one of New York's most iconic summer playgrounds. But -- as an oceanfront community -- it is also one of the most vulnerable parts of the city when it comes to storms and sea level rise.

In January, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito led the creation of a new Committee on Recovery and Resiliency. And to serve as its inaugural chair, the Council elected Mark Treyger -- who represents Coney Island plus the nearby areas of Gravesend and Bensonhurst.


Assembly Expected To Pass Climate Resiliency Bill

Submitted by Greg Bortkiewicz on Wed, 2014-04-30 13:09.

Taking climate change into consideration when building bridges, constructing new parks, and repairing sidewalks makes good sense, right?

The bill expected to pass in early May seeks  to make sure the state invests resources with climate change in  mind.The bill expected to pass in early May seeks to make sure the state invests resources with climate change in mind.The New York State Assembly is expected to pass legislation next week to make sure New York State does exactly this.


Tenth Annual Symposium On Energy In The 21st Century

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Wed, 2014-04-02 16:09.

NYLCV is proud to continue our partnership with the annual "Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century," and we invite you to attend this important event.


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

Meet Ted O'Brien, The New Ranking Member Of Senate Environmental Committee

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-04-02 15:50.

In March, State Senator Ted O’Brien was named as the Ranking Minority Member to the New York State Senate’s Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Statewide | Read More >

New State Budget Makes Progress But Lacks Vision

Submitted by Christopher Goeken on Wed, 2014-04-02 15:11.

New York's new budget makes important environmental progress yet falls short in many areas, especially mass transit -- reflecting the lack of political will and comprehensive vision for addressing the state's many sustainability challenges.

Gov. Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Senate  Co-Leader Dean Skelos.Gov. Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Senate Co-Leader Dean Skelos.NYLCV applauds Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for increasing the Environmental Protection Fund, and for protecting clean energy and parks in the final budget agreement.


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Environmental Health & Chemical Policy Reform Project

Submitted by Joshua Klainberg on Fri, 2014-02-28 13:06.

According to a December 2013 report from the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai, scientific evidence is strong -- and continuing to build -- that toxic chemicals and other hazards in the environment are causes of diseases in children.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Public Health,Statewide | Read More >

Overwhelming Response To Our Petition To Mayor de Blasio

Submitted by Ya-Ting Liu on Fri, 2014-02-28 11:19.

On Feb. 10, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his first State of the City address and presented a sweeping vision for a city united in shared prosperity, shared success and shared responsibility.  

Ya-Ting Liu presents petitions signed by  NYLCV members to Marco A. Carrión, Commissioner of the mayor's Community Assistance  Unit.Ya-Ting Liu presents petitions signed by NYLCV members to Marco A. Carrión, Commissioner of the mayor's Community Assistance Unit.Unfortunately, the mayor made no mention of the role of sustainability and environment in realizing this vision.


 

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