(New York, NY) – Today, in honor of Earth Day, State Senator Liz Krueger, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh launched a Statewide campaign to end government use of Styrofoam. The campaign kicked off with an early morning rally at Earth School, a Manhattan public school, and featured teachers, parents and students, all committed to ending the use of Styrofoam
Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.
State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today applauded thepassage of several bills in the State Senate that mark the celebration ofEarth Day, and provide protections to reduce pollution and improve publichealth.“As a state, we continue to make good progress enacting policies thatprotect our environment, reduce the amount of pollution and protect againstexposure to harmful chemicals,” Senator Valesky said.
(New York, NY) Senator Liz Krueger and her colleagues in the Democratic Senate Majority passed a package of “Earth Day 2010” bills yesterday, marking a significant victory for the health of our environment. The bills will enhance New York’s stature as a “green” leader in a 21st Century economy and will implement protections to reduce waste and pollution.
Included in the package is a Rechargeable Batteries Recycling Program, sponsored by Senator Krueger.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) helped pass major legislation to expand clean energy credits in New York State. The legislation (S. 6700) will enable residents to take full advantage of net metering, a program that offers utility bill discounts in exchange for unused power generated through alternative energy sources. The program applies to power generated through wind and solar energy sources.
After the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti, large numbers of people within the country are in desperate need of assistance. I am urging all of you to contribute to relief efforts by clicking on the link below and contribute to one of the ogranizations listed. Our thoughts go out to all of those that were affected by these events and the families and loved ones within our communities.
From thundering Niagara Falls to bustling Manhattan, the climate of New York is changing. Records show that spring is arriving earlier, summers are growing hotter, and winters are becoming warmer. These changes are consistent with global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions.
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.