Issues: Environment

SENATOR RITCHIE PROTECTS HISTORIC WALLEYE SPAWNING RUN

Return of 24-Hour Patrols Requested by Ritchie to Prevent Poaching

March 26, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Hosts Great American Cleanup in Congers

Nanuet, NY (March 26, 2012) – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) this Saturday will be partaking in the Great American Cleanup in Rockland County. He and a team will be cleaning a portion of New York State Route 304 (between Ridge Road & 9W), which he has adopted as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. Senator Carlucci will be meeting at Dr. Davies Farm Stand located at 306 Route 304, Congers, from 10:30am - 1:30pm. Anyone interested in participating in the annual cleanup should call Senator Carlucci’s office at (845) 623-3627 or email carlucci@nysenate.gov.

March 26, 2012
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Environment / Agriculture / Housing"

Environment / Agriculture / Housing Hearing Room B

 

Assembly

Senate

Vito Lopez (Co-Chair)

George Maziarz (Co-Chair)

Robert Sweeney

March 26, 12:30 PM - 12:46 PM
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Senate Passes Measures to Reduce Pesticide Waste

The New York State Senate passed two bills that would reduce the amount of pesticides that are unnecessarily released into the environment. The bills have environmental and economic benefits by reducing the amount of pesticides needing to be applied or disposed of as hazardous waste.

March 22, 2012
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Senator Grisanti introduces “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act”

Senator Mark Grisanti recently announced sponsorship of the “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act” to amend the environmental conservation law to establish a procedure for the operator of any sewage treatment plant to notify the public of all raw sewage overflows within 24 hours.

The bill spells out all the information that must be reported to the New York State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation including when, where and how much has been spilled.

The purpose of this legislation is to provide valuable information to the public about spills in a timely manner and in an effective way.

March 21, 2012
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Senator Grisanti sponsors measures to reduce pesticide waste

Senator Mark Grisanti recently sponsored a bill that will reduce the amount of pesticides that are unnecessarily released into the environment. The bill also has environmental and economic benefits by reducing the amount of pesticides needing to be applied or disposed of as hazardous waste.

Senator Grisanti’s bill (S.6401A), which has also been approved by the state Assembly, allows New York’s retailers to continue repairing minor damage to containers, under proper conditions, so that the product can be sold and used as intended.

The measure helps alleviate concerns with the unnecessary disposal of pesticide products and will continue to significantly reduce the amount of pesticides that are disposed of as hazardous waste.

March 21, 2012
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Senate Passes Measures to Reduce Pesticide Waste

The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would reduce the amount of pesticides that are unnecessarily released into the environment. The bills, sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), have environmental and economic benefits by reducing the amount of pesticides needing to be applied or disposed of as hazardous waste.

March 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO REDUCE PESTICIDE WASTE

Bills Would Help Lessen Use of Some Pesticides and Prevent Unnecessary Disposal

 The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would reduce the amount of pesticides that are unnecessarily released into the environment. The bills, sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), have environmental and economic benefits by reducing the amount of pesticides needing to be applied or disposed of as hazardous waste.

March 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO REDUCE PESTICIDE WASTE

Bills Would Help Lessen Use of Some Pesticides and Prevent Unnecessary Disposal

The New York State Senate has passed two bills that would reduce the amount of pesticides that are unnecessarily released into the environment. The bills have environmental and economic benefits by reducing the amount of pesticides needing to be applied or disposed of as hazardous waste.

March 19, 2012
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Senator Gianaris Explains Vote Against S.2601

This video shows Senator Gianaris voting against a bill that does not allow residents from power plant-heavy areas, such as western Queens, to become trustees of the New York Power Authorities Board of Trustees.

Watch the video here.

March 19, 2012
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Environment / Agriculture / Housing "

Environment / Agriculture / Housing

Hearing Room B

Assembly

Senate

Vito Lopez (Co-Chair)

George Maziarz (Co-Chair)

Robert Sweeney

Cathy Young

March 19, 1:30 PM - 1:53 PM
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March 14, 9:30 AM - 9:52 AM
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LaValle Bill Will Help Commercial Fishermen Save Fuel.

A bill (S.1456) to help commercial fishermen conserve fuel by allowing them to fish for five times the daily catch limit allowable under their fishing license in the aggregate over a period of seven days has passed the New York State Senate said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), the bill’s sponsor.

LaValle explained the reason for the legislation and said that the current price of fuel for running a fishing boat is extremely expensive and cost prohibitive and that fuel costs cut significantly into the already slim profits of fishermen.

March 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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Free Recycling Day - Sunday, April 15th

Recycling Day

Sunday, April 15th

April 15, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Carlucci Calls on Students to Submit Entries for Earth Day Contest

Nanuet, NY (March 6, 2012) – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today reminded local students to submit their entries by March 9, 2012 for the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year, Senator Carlucci and the entire New York State Senate is sponsoring a poster contest for children in grades K-6.  The theme of the Earth Day celebration is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

March 6, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL KEEPS ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY REP ON NYPA BOARD

Senate Passes Bill To Require Local Representative On Board Of Trustees

State Senator Patty Ritchie called a bill she cosponsored (S.2601) that passed the Senate today to require that one trustee of the New York Power Authority be a resident of St. Lawrence County vital to insuring that the agency works as a partner with Northern New York to create jobs and grow the region's economy.

Citing the example of current NYPA trustee, Eugene Nicandri, a retired St. Lawrence County Court Judge, as an example, Senator Ritchie said it is important that the county have a voice.

March 5, 2012
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