Issues: Environment

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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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

That Dog Don’t Hunt

In the South, if you were to make a plan that isn’t particularly sound or useful, you might hear someone utter, “That dog don’t hunt.”

For example, if a husband planned to golf on his wedding anniversary, that’s definitely “a dog that don’t hunt.” His decision to smooth things over by telling his wife he’ll take her along - even more so. If she responds with tickets to a Broadway show on Super Bowl Sunday – well, you get the picture.

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE'S 2011 HUNTERS SURVEY

The New York State DEC has reported another successful big game hunting season, but results in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties were mixed, with St. Lawrence failing to meet a key harvest goal set by the agency.

Senator Ritchie wants to know: How was your 2011 hunt? And what can New York do to make next season's hunt even more satisfying?

Click here to participate in Senator Ritchie's Hunters Survey. Share your results and ideas that can benefit other New York outdoorsmen.

 

 

 

March 2, 2012
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Senator Martins Introduces Bill to Protect Drinking Water From Hydro-Fracking Waste

Senator Jack M. Martins has introduced a bill that prohibits the storing and processing of hydraulic-fracturing waste water in areas of New York State where drinking water is derived primarily from a sole source aquifer, including Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The process of hydraulic-fracturing involves injecting water along with chemicals into shale rock formation at high pressure to release natural gas. Senator Martins’ bill (S.6583) will ban the treatment, storage or processing of that drilling fluid as well as any waste resulting from the exploration, development, extraction or production of crude oil or natural gas, in areas that rely primarily on a single water source.

March 2, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Mark Grisanti

March 1, 2012: Senator Grisanti discusses EPF, cyberbullying and Nick Wallenda’s Niagara Falls high wire act:

March 2, 2012
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL BRINGS CASE AGAINST FRACKING TO POUND RIDGE

 

by Bob Dumas

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. –  Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) took his case against hydrofracking to the Pound Ridge community last week when he gave a presentation on the topic at the Pound Ridge Library that depicted the alleged side effects of the controversial gas-extraction method.

February 28, 2012
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SENATOR BALL GREG VISITS POUND RIDGE LIBRARY TO PRESENT THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF FRACKING

 

Pound Ridge, N.Y.  – (2/23/12) – On Thursday, February 23rd, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented some of the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing to the Pound Ridge community at the Croton Free Library.  Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as hydrofracking or fracking, is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. 

February 24, 2012
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Senator Grisanti works closely with officials in Albany, including Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti and New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy discuss pending legislation during a recent meeting in the state capital.

February 23, 2012
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Students Encouraged To Participate In Earth Day Competition

The Queens Gazette posted Senator Gianaris' announcement of the 2012 Earth Day Competition, which he encourages all students in his Western Queens district to participate in.

In celebration of Earth Day, state Senator Michael Gianaris is inviting elementary school students in his Western Queens district to participate in the Earth Day Competition 2012. This poster contest gives children the opportunity to illustrate the importance of improving the environment.

 

The theme for this year’s Earth Day contest is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.

 

February 22, 2012
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February 22, 2012
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2012 Environmental Roundtable: Part 3

Senator Ken LaValle's 2012 Environmental Roundtable

February 22, 2012
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EEE: RITCHIE REPORT INCLUDES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BATTLING DEADLY VIRUS

Seeks Solutions to Prevent New Outbreak of Virus in Oswego Count

February 21, 2012
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