Issues: Environment

Senate Approves Oppenheimer Bill Requiring the Most Humane Animal Euthanasia Practices

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) announced Senate passage of her bill, S. 4962-B, which significantly updates New York state laws regarding the euthanasia of animals.  The measure would ban the euthanasia of animals by lethal gassing and ensure that animal euthanasia is performed in the most humane manner possible.

September 17, 2009
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New Open Burning Regulations


Express Terms

6 NYCRR Part 215, Open Fires

6 NYCRR Part 191, Forest Fire Prevention

6 NYCRR Part 621, Uniform Procedures

6 NYCRR Part 215, Open Fires

Existing Part 215 is repealed.

A new Part 215 is added as follows:

215.1 Definitions

215.2 Prohibitions

215.3 Exceptions and restricted burning

Section 215.1 Definitions.

File: 
Part 215 ExpressTerms.pdf

September 16, 2009
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS COMMUNITY TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG OR FACE INCREASED FINE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is reminding local residents of a law that went into effect last October, (Chapter 153 of 2008) that increased the maximum fine for non compliance with canine waste laws from $100 to $250 per violation.      Senator Golden, who supported the legislation which amended a law passed in 1986, was recently contacted regarding the problem of dog owners not cleaning up after their dogs.

September 16, 2009
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SENATOR STEWART-COUSINS: YONKERS WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT TO GET “GREEN” MAKEOVER

              State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced today that Westchester County will receive federal stimulus funding in the amount of $234,000 earmarked for the installation of energy efficient components at the Yonkers waste water treatment facility.

September 11, 2009
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Green Jobs, Green Homes, Green New York

What if you could create fourteen thousand new jobs, and save New Yorkers one billion dollars on energy bills at the same time, without additional cost to taxpayers?

A bill that I co-sponsored and which passed in the State Senate last week will do just that.

The Green Jobs/Green New York initiative will get to the heart of two of Central New York’s biggest issues—the availability of permanent, skilled jobs and high energy costs.

September 11, 2009
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Aubertine Secures Bi-Partisan Support for Green Jobs/Green NY Act

 

Legislation for job creation, weatherization passes with broad support despite partisan rhetoric

September 11, 2009
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Serrano Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides Passes Senate

September 11, 2009

Senate Passes Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides

September 11, 2009
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Program to Create 14,000 Green Jobs, Reduce Consumers’ Energy Costs Passes Senate

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today praised the passage of comprehensive economic development legislation that he co-sponsored, the Green Jobs/Green New York program, which will create 14,000 jobs and save New Yorkers $1 billion on their energy bills.

September 11, 2009
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SENATE PASSES GREEN JOBS/ GREEN NY ACT

 

Job creation program pays for itself through energy savings and revitalization of economically distressed communities

September 10, 2009
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Sen. Schneiderman Named New York's Greenest Senator

In its preliminary 2009 Voters’ Guide, Environmental Advocates named Senator Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx) the greenest Senator in New York. The rating from the statewide advocacy group is based on Sen. Schneiderman’s support for green bills and opposition to bills that have a negative environmental impact.

September 9, 2009
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Sen. Schneiderman Speaks About Green Jobs/Green New York

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September 9, 2009
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Sen. Schneiderman Introduces Bill To Expand Protection Of Freshwater Wetlands

In an effort to increase environmental conservation, Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx) introduced a bill that expands protection of New York’s freshwater wetlands (S.6145).

When asked about the bill, Senator Schneiderman stated, “It is critical that we protect not only the wetlands themselves, but also the land adjacent to the wetlands. All too often those who are profiting off of destroying our natural resources are not punished for damage done to the surroundings areas—damage that can take a significant toll on the health of our children and the environment.”

September 3, 2009
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