Issues: Environment

Your Voice With Senator Mark Grisanti

Senator Grisanti talks about Multiple Sclerosis, Mental Health for Veterans, Jobs, and MMA Legislation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqUcKHWZmNA

April 16, 2013
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AS EARTH DAY APPROACHES, ADDABBO PUSHES MEASURES TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE & HYDROFRACKING

Also Plans 8th Recycling Day Event in Forest Park, Queens, on April 28th

 

 

April 15, 2013
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Arbor Day Celebration at Greenburgh Nature Center

Continuing what has become a new tradition for Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Leader recognized Arbor Day this year by planting a lovely white swamp oak, her 6th tree, at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY.

April 13, 2013
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Science Barge Opening Day

Senator Stewart-Cousins attended the opening day of the Science Barge in Yonkers, NY. The Science Barge "is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October, 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center. The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, greens, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff".

April 13, 2013
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SENATOR GALLIVAN REACTS TO DEC CONSENT ORDER WITH HILLCREST INDUSTRIES

Applauds Funding Of Attica Community Environmental Benefit Project

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – Elma) welcomed news this week that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has finalized its consent order with Hillcrest Industries of Attica.

“The DEC consent order hopefully marks the beginning of the end of this long and arduous process that has tested the patience of the Attica community. I am especially pleased to see that the financial penalty levied against Hillcrest Industries will be used to fund an Environmental Benefit Project within the community, rather than merely transfer to the DEC’s bank account in Albany,” Senator Gallivan said.

April 12, 2013
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Science Barge Opening Day

Senator Stewart-Cousins at the Science Barge Opening Day in Yonkers, NY.

April 12, 2013
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Senator José M. Serrano Stands With New Yorkers Against Fracking, Food & Water Watch, Elected Officials, and other Environmental Advocates at a Press Conference on the Steps of City Hall to Fight Against Hydrofracking

(New York, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano joined New Yorkers Against Fracking, Food & Water Watch, elected officials, and other environmental advocates at a press conference on the steps of City Hall to highlight the numerous dangers associated with hydrofracking, a highly environmentally hazardous natural gas drilling method being considered for implementation in New York State. As of February 2013, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has delayed the issuing of the final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) on high-volume hydrofracking in New York until the Department of Health (DOH) completes public review of the health impacts associated with hydrofracking.

April 11, 2013
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SENATOR ADDABBO ANNOUNCES RENEWED EMPHASIS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Queens, NY, April 8, 2013NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., (D-Howard Beach) today announced that additional funds have been allocated for the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) as part of the 2013-2014 State Budget, and noted new “green” opportunities for New Yorkers including the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit.  

April 9, 2013
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STATE BUDGET PROVIDES REAL TAX RELIEF FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES, ADDRESSES CHALLENGES FACING UPSTATE

ALBANY - The New York State Senate has passed the State Budget on time for the third consecutive year, Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today. The spending plan adheres to a self-imposed two percent spending cap, contains significant tax relief for middle-class families and businesses, and also addresses some of the unique challenges facing Western New York.

March 27, 2013
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Senate Passes 2013-14 Budget That Delivers Tax Relief for Businesses and Families

The New York State Senate today concluded its passage of the 2013-14 state budget that delivers on priorities outlined by the Senate Republican Conference to provide much-needed tax relief for middle-class families, help businesses create jobs, and, for the third consecutive year, the budget keeps spending growth below two percent, which is consistent with the local spending cap that applies to school districts and local governments.

March 27, 2013
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Senator José M. Serrano, Yoko Ono, and others encourage all New Yorkers to participate in Earth Hour

Senator Serrano is joined by Yoko Ono, Elected Officials, and other Environmental Advocates in calling upon all New Yorkers to Observe Earth  Hour, tomorrow Sat 23rd from 8:30-9:30pm

 

March 22, 2013
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Seventh Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair

Join Senator Mark Grisanti at the 7th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair on Friday, April 26, from 11am to 2pm in Niagara Square in the City of Buffalo.

Find out ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle, interact with green organizations, receive a FREE seedling, and help us even plant a tree!

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit www.buffaloenvirofair.org

April 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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STATE SENATOR TOBY ANN STAVISKY WELCOMES TOP CHEF'S PADMA LAKSHMI TO SENATE CHAMBERS

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky met with Food Network personality Padma Lakshmi. The Top Chef host was in Albany advocating on behalf of her charitable organization, Endometriosis Foundation of America.

 

March 19, 2013
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March 19, 4:30 PM - 4:43 PM
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March 14, 2:15 PM - 2:18 PM
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith and Assemblyman Bill Scarborough (D-Jamaica) Join DEP/DEC Officials To Address Flooding in Southeast Queens

(Albany, NY)-Senator Malcolm A. Smith and Assemblyman Bill Scarborough (D-Jamaica) met with Carter Strickland, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection and Joe Martens, Commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to discuss possible remedies for the persistent flooding problem plaguing southeast Queens. Other agency representatives and engineers were also in attendance.

March 12, 2013
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March 12, 3:45 PM - 3:56 PM
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