Issues: Environment

Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin: January 2012

Senator Krueger's January Community Bulletin is available. You can download the bulletin as a PDF file from this page, or read it below:

File: 
January 2012 Community Bulletin for Print.pdf

January 12, 2012
Read more...

Cuomo APA pick praised from all sides

JON ALEXANDER -jalexander@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:48 pm

"Balance" was on the tip of everyone's tongue Tuesday as the state Senate Environmental Conservation Committee unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recess appointment of Sherman Craig to the vacant resident seat on the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners.

January 11, 2012
Read more...

Senate moves APA commissioner confirmation forward

Press-Republican -- January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012
Read more...

Senator Martins on Hydro-Fracking

Let's Look Before We Leap

When I first heard about hydro-fracking a few years back, I thought it was going to be played on my children’s X-box and cost me at least $100. While I happily discovered it wasn’t another video game, what I did learn gave me cause for concern.

January 10, 2012
Read more...

Senator Mark Grisanti named recipient of William B. Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award

New York State Senator Grisanti was named the winner of the 2012 William B. Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award for his outstanding work on behalf of conservation and the environment. The full award letter can be viewed by clicking here.

“Typically we present this Award to members of the legislature who had a long tenure of fighting for change, but your early dedication to upholding the New York’s State’s environmental laws and your visionary approach to the state’s most pressing conservation issues make you stand out as a most deserving 2012 Hoyt Award Recipient,” said Audubon Council of New York State in the award letter.

January 8, 2012
Read more...

REUTERS: NEW YORK FRACKING OPPONENTS SEEK EXTENDED MORATORIUM

 

By Dan Wiessner

(Reuters) – New York state lawmakers will once again consider proposals to extend a moratorium on the controversial gas-drilling method known as fracking, with opponents vowing to pursue new legislation this year.

January 7, 2012
Read more...

Statement From Senator Patrick M. Gallivan on the Governor’s State of the State Address

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) was selected by his Senate colleagues today to give official notification to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that the Senate is standing at ready to conduct its business for 2012. Gallivan notified the Governor prior to the annual State of the State address this afternoon, which Gallivan applauded for “its strong vision for New York State’s future” while stressing the importance of building upon the cooperation and collegiality that enabled last year’s progress.

January 4, 2012
Read more...

Senator Serrano Applauds Governor's State of the State Address

New York, NY -- State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed great optimism following today's State of the State address. In particular, he pointed to Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to bring much-needed repairs to 48 state parks and historic sites, and his focus on these as a tool for tourism and economic development."This Governor's proven track record in determining the needs of the state, and his ability to follow through with plans that deliver results has inspired great confidence in both the legislature and the public," said the Senator.In his address, the Governor stated that 83 percent of parks and historic sites are in need of repair, many of the damage having been caused by recent hurricanes Irene and Lee.

January 4, 2012
Read more...

Students’ posters aim to erase graffiti

Senator Tony Avella is aiming to erase any thoughts of vandalism from the minds of the students in his district – and paint them a clear anti-graffiti picture.

The senator joined representatives from the Bayside Business Association (BBA) and students from across northeast Queens on December 15 for his first annual Anti-Graffiti Poster Contest.

January 4, 2012
Read more...

LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL BLASTS HYDROFRACKING

Written by Jane K. Dove

A standing-room-only crowd of about 80 area residents filled the Lewisboro Library to capacity on Dec. 21 as State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, called for a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York state.

December 30, 2011
Read more...

DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL CALLS FOR ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON HYDROFRACKING

 

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. –  State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) called for a statewide one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) during a presentation he gave on the controversial subject at the Lewisboro Library Wednesday night.

December 28, 2011
Read more...

THE EXAMINER: BALL CONTINUES CAMPAIGN FOR TOUGH TRACKING STANDARDS

 

by Kerry Barger

Trying to build on lessons learned from Pennsylvania’s drilling debacle, state Sen. Greg Ball continued his campaign for tougher regulations on hydraulic fracturing in New York State at Lewisboro Library this past Wednesday.

December 26, 2011
Read more...

THE PATCH: ELECTED LEADERS CALL FOR 1-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

By Ashley Tarr

If efforts by state Sen. Greg Ball (R, C — Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R — Goldens Bridge) are successful, a one-year suspension of fracking across the state will be in effect shortly.

December 22, 2011
Read more...

MEDIA ADVISORY: EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE CALL: SENATOR GREG BALL CALLS FOR ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******December 21st at 11 a.m.***

EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE CALL: SENATOR GREG BALL

CALLS FOR ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

December 20, 2011
Read more...

Fracking Power Point Presentation

Presented by: Senator Greg Ball 

December 20, 2011
Read more...

SENATOR BALL SAYS “DON’T FRACK WITH NEW YORKERS!”

 

BREWSTER – 12/20/2011 – Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that uses high-pressure water, chemicals and sand to crack shale and release natural gas, has quickly become one of the most contentious environmental issues in recent years because of concerns over pollution, spills and contamination of drinking water. With the recent report released by the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding hydraulic fracturing as a method of extracting natural gas, it’s time to focus on how property owners will be affected and how best to protect them.

December 20, 2011
Read more...

Zeldin: Let’s Complete Trifecta for Long Island Fishing Industry

DEC Considers Lowering Minimum Size Limit for Fluke

Ronkonkoma, NY – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and fishing industry leaders today hailed the announcement by Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials, that New York State may reduce the size limit for fluke for the upcoming recreational fluke fishing season.

The current size limit for fluke caught recreationally in New York State waters is 20.5 inches. The 2012 fluke season may see a reduction in that limit to 19.5 or maybe even 19 inches.

December 17, 2011
Read more...

TAX CUTS AND PROPERTY TAX CAP HIGHLIGHT NEW JANUARY 1ST LAWS

Middle class tax cuts that will reduce tax rates for millions of hardworking taxpayers and the two-percent property tax cap highlight new state laws that will go into effect on January 1, 2012.

The recently enacted tax cuts will reduce tax rates on middle class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than 50 years (Chapter 55, L.2011). About 4.4 million middle class taxpayers will receive a total of $690 million in personal income tax relief.

December 16, 2011
Read more...

MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL SPEAKS ABOUT POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF HYDROFRACKING

 

Brewster, N.Y.– 12/15/2011– Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library this Wednesday on hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. The presentation is just the latest in the Senator’s efforts to educate the public on the potentially devastating effects hydraulic fracturing can have in New York State.

December 15, 2011
Read more...
Syndicate content