Issues: Environment

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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SENATOR BALL SPEAKS OUT ABOUT POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES OF HYDROFRACKING IN PEEKSKILL COFFEE HOUSE

 

Brewster, N.Y.– (2/17/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) visited the Peekskill Coffee House last night, February 16, to present to residents and patrons evidence of some of the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing . Hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. The presentation points to the Senator’s efforts to educate the public on this process.

February 18, 2012
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DAILY BEDFORD: SENATOR BALL TALKS FRACKING AT MOUNT KISCO LIBRARY

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The subject of hydraulic fracturing has been in the forefront of many news briefs across the country, and the topic was a hot one on the second floor of the Mount Kisco Public Library on Thursday thanks to Senator Greg Ball.

February 15, 2012
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UCCA Holds Annual Breakfast

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the United Community Civic Association's annual breakfast, where executives and elected officials gathered to discuss various regional issues.

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its third annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast on February 3. Civic and community leaders, community board representatives, major commercial, industrial and hospital chief executive officers and administrators were invited to speak on various topics from the city budget, hydrofracking, garbage pick up, education and quality of life issues.

 

February 14, 2012
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SENATOR BALL PRESENTS POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF HYDROFRACKING AT CROTON FREE LIBRARY

 

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.  – (2/11/12) – On Saturday, February 9th, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented some of the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing – an effort to educate the public on some of the consequences of this practice for New York State.  Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as hydrofracking or fracking, is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.

February 13, 2012
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Oppenheimer Budget Hearing Question Brings Focus on Alternative Energy Sources to Indian Point

Seizing the opportunity at a recent Joint Legislative Budget hearing on Environmental Conservation, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) asked New York’s top energy official about the availability of adequate and affordable alternative energy sources should the Indian Point nuclear plant be closed.

“We know that the Governor is very interested in closing down the nuclear power plant, Indian Point, which supplies energy to Westchester and New York City,” said the Senator.  “What would be your best guess for what will take the place of Indian Point if it does get closed?” asked Oppenheimer of NYS Energy Research Development Authority President and CEO, Francis J. Murray.

Murray, who served on a National Academy of Sciences Committee specifically formed to address this question, replied:

“We were not asked to opine whether Indian Point should or should not operate.  We were given the assumption that Indian Point is closing.  Can we in fact assure adequate power, energy and ancillary services?  And the resounding answer to that question is ‘yes.’  There are many options available that will ensure that energy will continue to flow into the metropolitan New York City area.

February 13, 2012
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SENATOR BALL PRESENTS POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF HYDROFRACKING TO MT. KISCO COMMUNITY

 

Mt. Kisco, N.Y.  – (2/9/12) – On Thursday, February 9th, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented some of the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing – an effort to educate the public on some of the consequences of this practice for New York State.  Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as hydrofracking or fracking, is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.

February 11, 2012
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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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