Issues: Environment

Winner: Chesapeake to Stop Plans for Wastewater Well in Pulteney

Elmira, N.Y., February 16—The Chesapeake Energy Corporation will formally withdraw its application to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an injection well permit in the town of Pulteney, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today.

February 16, 2010
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Sen. Foley's Bill to Designate Lake Ronkonkoma as an Inland Waterway Passes in the Senate

The New York State Senate passed important legislation sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) officially designating Lake Ronkonkoma as an inland waterway. The bill is a crucial step towards cleaning up the lake and revitalizing the lakefront area.  

February 12, 2010
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Powering New York's Future

“Powering New York’s Future”  is an initiative by the Legislature to develop a long term approach to using low cost power to create and sustain jobs.  In the coming weeks, the Legislature is conducting a series of hearings and roundtables focusing upon the use of low cost power for economic development purposes.

February 10, 2010
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Senator Thompson’s Green Roofs And BPA Bills Reported Out From The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 3, 2010Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705Rashied McDuffie | rashied_mcduffie@yahoo.com | 518.455.3371

February 10, 2010
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Hornbeck APA nomination rocks the boat (update)

Sen. Little wants to keep Lussi on APA board; no opposition to nomination of former NYSERDA President Valentino

By MIKE LYNCH and CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Staff Writers POSTED: February 3, 2010

The nomination of canoe maker Peter Hornbeck to a seat on the state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners has been held up in the state Senate amid local-government concerns about him being an environmental group board member.

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February 3, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

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Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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Democracy Now: Rallies Held in Albany over Natural Gas Drilling

In Albany, New York, competing rallies were held on Monday over plans to allow for natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in upstate New York. Supporters of the drilling say it will create jobs, but critics say the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could contaminate the water supplies of New York City and other areas of the state. State Senator Tom Duane spoke out against the gas drilling.

January 26, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Environmental Conservation

The  New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, will hold the second joint budget hearing—focused on the environment—Tuesday, January 26th . The Legislature’s fiscal committees will be joined by members of both houses Environmental Conservation committees, where the Governor’s proposed budget will be discussed, including modifications necessary to protect New York’s environment and continue our state’s progress as a green energy and markets leader. 

January 25, 2010
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Call him 'Danny Appleseed'

State Senator Dan Squadron joined Chinatown community leaders last Friday to launch the month-long Chinatown Trees Initiative. Squadron is asking community groups, schools, P.T.A.'s, business groups and individual Chinatown residents to nominate locations where trees should be planted. He'll then work with the Parks Department's Million Trees Program to turn viable location proposals into planted trees A.S.A.P. Said Squadron at the kickoff at Pell and Mott Sts.

January 22, 2010
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January 22, 2010
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Senator Squadron Launches Chinatown Trees Initiative

Squadron Joins Community to Bring More Green Space to Chinatown

January 20, 2010
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