Issues: Environment

February 11, 2012
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RITCHIE: DEC WANTS TO RESTORE PROTECTION TO WALLEYE SPAWN

Famous Spawning Run Was Put at Risk When Patrols Abruptly Pulled Last Year

State Senator Patty Ritchie today pressed the state’s top environmental officer over the need to protect a vital walleye spawning area from poachers, and was told the agency plans to restore its patrols to safeguard the vulnerable spot.

February 7, 2012
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2/7/12 Senator John Bonacic Questions DEC Commissioner Joe Martens

(2/7/12) Senator John Bonacic questions DEC Commissioner Joe Martens at the Joint Legislative Public Hearing on Environmental Conservation.

February 7, 2012
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ADDABBO SIGNS ON TO LEGISLATION HALTING ISSUANCE OF HYDROFRACKING PERMITS

Queens, NY, February 7, 2012 -- In an effort to ensure that the State Legislature and other interested parties receive all of the information they need to determine the ultimate pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has given his support to legislation (S.6261) that would suspend the issuance of new permits for this form of natural gas drilling in New York State until June 2013.  

February 7, 2012
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LOHUD: HYDROFRACKING FORUM IN MOUNT KISCO THIS WEEK

 

Posted by: Barbara Nackman

Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, will host a presentation at the Mount Kisco Public Library this Thursday on hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.

February 6, 2012
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THE PATCH: EAGLEFEST 2012 TAKES FLIGHT

By Stu Bayer

Senator Greg Ball presents Teatown’s Diane Baron a check for $20,000 to continue to fund EagleFest at Croton Point Park.

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR BALL PRESENTS $20,000 GRANT TO EAGLEFEST ORGANIZERS

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/4/2012) – On Saturday, February 4, Senator Ball (R, C-Patterson) traveled to Croton Point Park to present a check for $20,000 toward the continued funding and support of the Hudson Valley’s annual Eaglefest.

February 5, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE APPOINTED TO BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE

Reviewing Transportation, Environment, Agriculture, Housing
On-Time Budget Eyed for Second Straight Year
State Senator Patty Ritchie has been named to a special Senate budget subcommittee assigned to review the Governor’s proposed budget.

February 2, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: PROTESTERS: CUOMO WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR FRACKING PROBLEMS

 

By Andrew Carden
Calling on state legislators to support a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” in New York state, a coalition of environmentalists were joined by both celebrities and concerned lawmakers during a rally in the Capitol Jan. 23.

 

February 1, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Greg Ball: Fracking 1/18/11

January 18, 2012 - Senator Greg ball discusses hydrofracking with with guests Craig Stevens and Craig Sautner

January 31, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR GREG BALL GETS TEATOWN DIRECTOR DIANE BARRON “SOARING”

 

 Senator Ball Secures $20,000 for the Continued Funding

of Hudson River Eaglefest

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR BALL UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH CRITICALLY ENDANGERED MEXICAN WOLVES, RED WOLVES

South Salem, N.Y. – (1/30/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was given the rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with some key ambassadors this past weekend.  South Salem’s Wolf Conservation Center offered guests a glimpse of its ambassador wolves, nine-month-old pups Alawa and Zephyr, for a sunset photo op.  Visitors were also given access to photo the WCC’s endangered Mexican and red wolves, rarely on exhibit to the public.  The WCC is one of the nation’s preeminent safe havens for these beautiful, but threatened, animals.  The ambassador pups are the first to be introduced since 2002.

January 30, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NASSAU COUNTY WATERWAYS PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Restore Nassau’s Authority to Prosecute Water Polluters

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help protect Nassau County’s waterways from pollution. The legislation (S5318) would restore Nassau County’s authority to bring enforcement actions against those who pollute its waterways.

January 24, 2012
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LOHUD: GROUPS CONTINUE PUSH FOR FRACKING BAN

 

Posted by: Joseph Spector

In a gesture meant to replicate a similar fracking protest in Bulgaria last week, the group of about 400 people delivered the bread to signify what people would lose if hydraulic fracturing was allowed in the state.

January 24, 2012
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LOHUD: GROUPS STILL PUSH N.Y. FOR BAN ON FRACKING

 

Written by: AARON SCHOLDER

ALBANY — Anti-hydrofracking protesters Monday voiced their continued displeasure with the controversial drilling practice by symbolically delivering 100 loaves of bread to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

January 24, 2012
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January 24, 2012
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POLITICS ON THE HUDSON: SENATOR BALL STIRS UP ANTI-FRACKING CROWD

Sen. Greg Ball made a cameo appearance today at an anti-fracking event in the Well of the Legislative Office Building.

January 24, 2012
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READ THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S (EPAs) COMMENTS ON NEW YORK'S PROPOSED GAS DRILLING REGULATIONS

Last year, Senator Bonacic went to Washington D.C. to meet with top scientists at the EPA on gas drilling.  On January 11, 2012, the EPA filed 26 pages of comments on the State's proposed gas drilling regulations.  You can read those comments here:  http://www.epa.gov/region2/newsevents/pdf/EPA%20R2%20Comments%20Revised%20dSGEIS%20Enclosure.pdf  

January 23, 2012
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DON’T FRACK NEW YORK RALLY

Albany, N.Y.– 1/23/2012– Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) speaks at the Don’t Frack New York Rally.

January 23, 2012
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TIMES UNION: BALL ON GAS DRILLING: BILLIONAIRES, GAZILLIONAIRES HAVE ALL THE ACCESS

 

By CASEY SEILER

 

ALBANY — State Sen. Greg Ball, a Republican known for his maverick sensibility, enhanced that reputation further with his introduction Wednesday of a proposed moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling technique better known as hydrofracking that’s under review by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

January 19, 2012
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