Issues: Going Green

Senate Majority Passes "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

The State Senate Democratic Majority passed their “Earth Day 2010” package which will enhance New York’s stature as a “green” leader in a 21st Century economy, and implement protections to reduce waste and pollution, making New York a healthier and more vibrant state for generations to come. 

April 21, 2010
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Senate Passes Landmark Environmental Legislation Sponsored by Senator Foley

Law will protect children by banning harmful pesticides from school fields and playgrounds

April 20, 2010
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4/20/2010: Senate Majority Announces "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

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April 20, 2010
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Senate Majority Announces "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

The State Senate Democratic Majority will bring nine bills to the floor today demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation; the Majority’s “Earth Day 2010” package will strengthen environmental and citizen protections to create a cleaner, greener and healthier New York for future generations. Today’s legislation will inform consumers of mileage when purchasing a vehicle, ban the use of some chemicals on grounds at day care centers and schools, and foster recycling programs for computers and other forms of e-waste, as well as rechargeable batteries. 

April 20, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Room 901 LOB

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April 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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April 9, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Thursday , April 8, 2010 Room 901 LOB

April 8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Room 901 LOB

March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR KEVIN PARKER PRESENTS GREEN COLLAR JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR CENTRAL BROOKLYN RESIDENTS

Friday  over 200 participants, including 4 lucky job Brooklyn Residents who found work that day joined Senator Kevin Parker at his 3rd Annual Green Jobs Fair at the Flatbush YMCA.

March 18, 2010
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March 12, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 901 LOB

March 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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Sen. Foley Discusses Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

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.

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Crucial Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

"Net metering" expansion to reduce energy costs, increase use of green energy

February 24, 2010
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Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee Acts to Create Green Jobs

For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

 

(Albany-NY)Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed an environmental package that promotes the use of clean energy, creates green jobs, empowers property owners to upgrade to energy efficient gas systems and protects New Yorkers from environmental discrimination.

February 23, 2010
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Legislative Wrap Up February 22, 2010: Senate Passes Environmental Protection Package, Support For Wine & Grape Industry

The New York State Senate passed more than a dozen pieces of legislation today, including an environmental protection package, a bill to support the state’s wine and grape industry, and legislation which protects homeowners by guaranteeing a record of receipt for applicants of the STAR exemption.

February 22, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 901 LOB

February 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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