Issues: Environment

CURES Rally

Senator Addabbo stands with many concerned civic leaders and residents at CURES rally.

May 10, 2010
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Editorial: APA board needs more balance

Glens Falls Post StarPosted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 10:58 pm

Another day. Another Adirondack Park Agency horror story.

First off, relax. This isn't another one of those, "Get rid of the APA" appeals. For the time being, at least, that seems like an impractical and unrealistic short-term goal.

What's not impractical or unrealistic is appointing a membership of the APA board that represents a greater balance between the concerns of environmentalists and those of property rights advocates and developmental interests.

May 6, 2010
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Senate Passes Permanent "Power For Jobs"

Building upon its efforts to combat the unemployment crisis through innovative job creation and retention initiatives, the State Senate Majority passed legislation to create a permanent “Economic Benefit Power Program” to streamline and build on the success of ‘Power for Jobs’ and other successful low cost power for economic development programs.

May 4, 2010
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Tree Cutting & Earth Day Legislation

Senator Stewart Cousins talks about the latest in the Con Edison "vegetative management" program along a main power line that runs through the her district. Residents have been upset with the matter the utility company has gone about cutting trees. The Senator has been very active on this issue and she has even introduced legislation to make things more fair. Also discussed, the Senate's Earth Day agenda, particularly ASC's "Goldenrod Envelope" bill that passed the Senate. Sen. Stewart-Cousins also talks about the roundtable discussion in Yonkers with U.S.

May 4, 2010
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The Villager: Watershed moment on fracking? New well-review rule

By Albert Amateau

April 28, 2010

The New York City watershed, which supplies 90 percent of the city’s drinking water, will require special reviews for companies seeking state permits for high-volume, horizontal hydrofracture drilling for natural gas.

May 4, 2010
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Protect Your Identity! Shred Your Records FREE!

Senator Robach encourages you to attend Shredding Day on Wednesday May 5th. Between 9:00a.m. until 2:00p.m., you can take advantage of free shredding services at Classified Shredding Services, located at 425 Paul Road. For all the details, click here.

May 3, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Celebrates Arbor Day!

In celebration of Arbor Day, the national holiday calling on citizens to plant and protect trees, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is urging local residents to provide feedback on ways electric utility providers can improve the current clear cutting methods around transmission power lines in the region. The Public Service Commission recently announced that it is conducting a review of the right of way (ROW) practices and has requested input from members of the community.

April 30, 2010
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April 30, 2010
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April 30, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Room 901 LOB

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May 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Griffo Urges State AG to Probe Land Sale

(Albany) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today announced that he has written to State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in support of an investigation into a recent Adirondack land purchase.

Griffo noted that in 2004, The Nature Conservancy bought a 20,000-acre tract of land for $6.3 million and sold the land to the state four years later for $9.8 million.

April 27, 2010
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Senate Marks 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with Passage of Major Environmental Conservation Bills

            Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce Senate passage last week of a package of environmental reforms that promote conservation and a “green” economy.  The bills were passed as part of the Senate’s commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. 

April 26, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI SUPPORTS ‘EARTH DAY 2010’ ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA

     In support of “Earth Day 2010,” Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) voted to approve legislation which recently passed the State Senate designed to implement protections to reduce waste and pollution in New York State.

     “The actions we take today to protect our natural resources and our environment will have a direct impact on generations to come,” said Senator Stachowski.  “These measures will help safeguard our health and well-being and our overall quality of life.”

April 25, 2010
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STATE AND CITY LEADERS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO END GOVERNMENT USE OF STYROFOAM

For Immediate Release | April 22, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) – Today, in honor of Earth Day, State Senator Liz Krueger, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh launched a Statewide campaign to end government use of Styrofoam. The campaign kicked off with an early morning rally at Earth School, a Manhattan public school, and featured teachers, parents and students, all committed to ending the use of Styrofoam

April 23, 2010
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Statement of Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Announcement on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

“Today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) announced a separate environmental review process that will effectively prevent high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the New York City and Skaneateles Lake watersheds.  

April 23, 2010
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Lowering Energy Costs And Growing Small Businesses

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April 23, 2010
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New On-Bill Financing Legislation Will Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs And Help Homeowners Afford Weatherization

New York State homeowners will benefit from new legislation introduced in the New York State Senate (S7565/Parker) to enhance last year’s Green Jobs/Green NY (GJ-GNY) program by providing for on-bill financing to assist families with payment and financing much-needed weatherization projects on their homes and small businesses. 

April 23, 2010
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