Issues: Energy

Senator Maziarz named new Chairman of Senate Energy Committee

Statement from Senator George Maziarz:

"I thank Senator Sampson for his faith and confidence in naming me the new Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.  Considering my district is home to the Niagara Power Project, energy issues are of the utmost importance to my constituents.

January 13, 2010
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Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Mission Statement

Mission Statement

More than 80 percent of New York State is made up of rural communities with around 3.3 million residents in 44 rural counties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To address the needs, interests and concerns of these communities, the New York State Legislature established the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources in 1982.

January 7, 2010
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Aubertine Extends “Olive Branch” for Bipartisanship

Photo: Senator Aubertine as Energy Chair in Five Way Leadership Meeting

January 6, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MAZIARZ ON TAKING THE ENERGY COMMITTEE

I thank Senator Sampson for his faith and confidence in naming me the new Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.  Considering my district is home to the Niagara Power Project, energy issues are of the utmost importance to my constituents. And that is the sole reason that I am accepting this position—because it is vitally important to the people I represent.  There is time for politics and there is time for government.   In the chambers of the Senate, I have always welcomed the opportunity to work across the aisle with my colleagues whenever possible if it

January 6, 2010
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Senator Thompson Calls On DEC To Extend Marcellus Shale Comment Period

NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, today called on DEC Commissioner Alexander “Pete” Grannis to extend the comment period on the DEC’s proposals for managing a new form of gas drilling in New York State (see letter attached).  Thompson noted that “gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale beneath New York State opens up tremendous opportunities, but  also poses risks to the  health, welfare and pocketbook of New Yorkers if not done properly” 

December 30, 2009
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Aubertine Applauds the Creation of State Energy Plan

 

Plan Will Help Make Energy More Affordable, Reliable, Environmentally Friendly & Secure for New Yorkers

December 15, 2009
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Senate Collects Marcellus Shale Impact Data in Pennsylvania

Senator Thompson Hears Potential Benefits and Concerns From Businesses and Citizens Regarding Drilling

December 15, 2009
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Aubertine Hosts Energy Roundtable in St. Lawrence County

 

Energy Chair, local residents discuss economic development power programs, infrastructure

December 11, 2009
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Proper Protection Needed Before Drilling

The clock is ticking on the public comment period for those interested in registering their thoughts on revised natural gas drilling regulations.  The topic has understandably generated a great deal of interest as the regulations will likely govern potential drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation for the foreseeable future.

December 10, 2009
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Powering New York's Future: Energy Chair Aubertine Reports on Public Input from Statewide Roundtables

Over the course of the low cost energy roundtables several themes and ideas emerged from the dialogue between Chairman Aubertine and the State’s  business leaders, community groups, environmentalists, good government groups and other regional stakeholders. Themes and ideas are listed below. 

December 4, 2009
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PROTECTING THE FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK’S NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY

 

Senate Ag Chair Aubertine Hosts Public Hearing on the Issues Facing New York Farmers

November 19, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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DEC Extends Public Comment Period For Proposed Natural Gas Drilling Regs

ONEONTA, 11/04/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today applauded the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) extension of the public comment period on the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) for natural gas drilling applications. 

November 5, 2009
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NORTH COUNTRY POWER DISCOUNT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR THOUSANDS OF BUSINESSES AND DAIRY FARMS

Businesses and Dairy Farms in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Franklin Counties Will Receive Average One-Year Savings of $1,200  Low-Cost St. Lawrence Hydropower to Provide Up to $10 Million in Savings

CAPE VINCENT (October 27, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined Governor David A. Paterson to announce that more than 3,500 Northern New York businesses and dairy farms will receive an approximately 9 percent discount on their electric bill for the next year.

October 27, 2009
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CNY is Solidified as a Green Hub

For many years, Central New York has been building a national reputation as a hub of green technology and has been promoting itself as a potential home for jobs in green industries.  That promise and potential got a major boost in recent days as an effort I have been working on to attract one of the first electric car manufacturers in the country bore fruit.

October 27, 2009
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Altering Forest Preserve is rare, but it's necessary

Post Star EditorialPosted: Friday, October 23, 2009 10:00 am

You'd think the last thing any loyal, tree-hugging environmentalist would support is a power line cut right through the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

But in a rare display of kinship between environmental groups, Adirondack community leaders and big business, they're supporting a statewide ballot proposition to run a three-mile electrical line through the environmentally sensitive state forest preserve to provide emergency power to the community of Tupper Lake.

October 27, 2009
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Electric Car Manufacturer Selects CNY: Senators Smith and Valesky Provide Critical Financing to Attract Jobs and Economic Growth

(SYRACUSE, NY) - Bannon Automotive, LLC, today announced that it has selected Central New York as a manufacturing site for its affordable plug-in electric vehicle which is based on technology developed in the U.S.

October 23, 2009
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