Issues: Environment

Senator Serrano, Yoko Ono and Elected Officials Urge New Yorkers to Flip the Switch for Earth Hour


Senator Serrano Encourages New Yorkers 
to Turn Off Lights this Saturday for Earth Hour 

 

March 28, 2014
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SENATOR SQUADRON TESTIMONY ON CITY PARKS BUDGET

Senator Pushes Neighborhood Conservancies to “Change The Game” on Parks Funding

NEW YORK CITY – Today, Senator Daniel Squadron submitted testimony on the City’s Parks budget at the New York City Council’s Fiscal Year 2015 Preliminary Budget hearing. Senator Squadron argued that his proposal to connect well-financed conservancies and parks most in need -- called the Neighborhood Parks Alliance -- would be a “game changer” for the Parks budget overall.

March 27, 2014
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March 26, 7:30 PM - 7:35 PM
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Senator Maziarz urges federal action to stop Asian Carp invasion

Senator George Maziarz, New York State’s executive committee member on the interstate Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, today sent the attached letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers urging federal action to halt the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes.  The Asian Carp is an invasive species that currently poses a tremendous threat to the ecology of native species within Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and other nearby freshwater resources.

March 25, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: REJECT PROPOSED LOOSENING TO PESTICIDE REPORTING LAW

Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) is calling for the final state budget to reject a proposal by Governor Cuomo to loosen regulations which require pesticide use to be reported by zip code.  The Governor’s proposal would eliminate tracking pesticide use by zip code and instead track pesticides only by the county where they are sold.

March 25, 2014
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March 20, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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Senator Bonacic Announces National Flood Safety Awareness Week: March 17-21

SENATOR BONACIC PROMOTES

NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK

March 17-21, 2014 

March 19, 2014
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March 17, 2:00 PM - 2:12 PM
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation  Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair  9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 11, 2014  Room 901 LOB

March 11, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
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SENATOR AVELLA STANDS WITH ENVIRONMENT NY ON RELEASE OF SHALEFIELD STORIES

The newly released booklet details personal and collected testimonies on the negative effects of fracking

March 6, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS MEETS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WATER REMEDIATION EFFORTS IN ROSLYN ESTATES

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) recently met with state and local officials to discuss the ongoing water remediation efforts in the Village. 

March 5, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill to Help Prevent Environmental Crimes

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prosecute those who intentionally or recklessly damage the environment while committing another crime.

March 5, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill to Help Prevent Environmental Crimes: Legislation Sponsored by Senator Joe Robach

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prosecute those who intentionally or recklessly damage the environment while committing another crime.

March 5, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

Senator Montgomery with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust Board members (L-R) Meg Fellerath, Carl Greene, and Irene Van Slyke and Board President Demetrice Mills.

March 5, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the quality and character of life in the communities across New York State are enhanced by the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and individuals who generously contribute to the beautification of the community and well-being of its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust; and

March 5, 2014
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Senator Ken LaValle’s Statement Concerning DEC Mute Swan Plan Delay

“I am pleased that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has listened to the issues that have arisen from the planned update of the Mute Swan Management Plan. 

I am hopeful the DEC takes to heart my recommendation to conduct a new, independent study for consideration in the development of any revised plan.

March 3, 2014
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Senator Ken LaValle Introduces Legislation For Moratorium To Halt Mute Swan Elimination

Senator Ken LaValle announced that he has introduced legislation to immediately halt the eradication of the Mute Swan.  The bill (S.6667) establishes a moratorium on the killing of Mute Swans and compels the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to hold off any decisions until a new independent study is conducted.   “Among the many issues raised about the DEC’s plan were questions of the validity of the justification of the proposed actions.  It appears that

February 27, 2014
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New York Daily News: Swan eradication plan for the birds: State Sen. Tony Avella

New York State Senator Tony Avella says he does not believe “that the DEC has provided evidence to justify the elimination of these beautiful swans.” 

‘I was horrified to learn that our state wildlife agency would make such an extreme, unfounded proposal,’ says Avella.

February 27, 2014
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NY Senator Tony Avella Tries to Put Mute Swan Slaughter On Hold

Senator Tony Avella introduced a bill last week that would put a plan to slaughter 2,200 wild mute swans by 2025 on hold for two years.

February 27, 2014
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