Issues: Environment

Don't Cut Public Out Of Gas Drilling Process

ONEONTA, 10/29/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) is calling on the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to hold additional public hearings for those interested in commenting on the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) for natural gas drilling applications. 

October 29, 2009
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Thompson Seeking Input on Gas Drilling in Marcellus Shale

Roundtable to discuss the New York State Department of EnvironmentalConservation's draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statementgoverning natural gas drilling. Buffalo, NY- State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D- Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), Chair of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee announced a roundtable to solicit input and obtain feedback from the public on gas drilling in Marcellus Shale. 

October 29, 2009
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Senate Standing Committee On Environmental Conservation

NOTICE OF ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

SUBJECT:Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement governing naturalgas drilling.

PURPOSE:To solicit public input on the New York State Department of EnvironmentalConservation's draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statementgoverning natural gas drilling.

ALBANYTuesday, November 10, 200911:00 am-1:00 pmNew York State Capitol - Room 124

File: 
Reply Form.pdf

October 28, 2009
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Senator Antoine Thompson and Western New York Land Conservancy Executive Director Patricia Szarpa at the NYS Conservation Partnership Grant Awards event in Albany.

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2009

For more information: Contact:  Nancy Smith, 716-687-1225 

Western New York Land Conservancy Receives Grant Support. "Environmental Protection Fund grant will provide Western New York Green Jobs."

An important investment in New York ’s land trusts was announced on October 1 st in Albany by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance.

October 28, 2009
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Senator Thompson Pushes DEC To Release Local Funding. "Calling on the DEC to honor $40,000 in grant funding to the Clean Air Coalition."

For Immediate Release: October, 23, 2009Contact:  Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee has been assisting the Clean Air Coalition for months in their quest for environmental justice. 

October 28, 2009
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CNY is Solidified as a Green Hub

For many years, Central New York has been building a national reputation as a hub of green technology and has been promoting itself as a potential home for jobs in green industries.  That promise and potential got a major boost in recent days as an effort I have been working on to attract one of the first electric car manufacturers in the country bore fruit.

October 27, 2009
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Senator Serrano Joins Local Volunteers on It's My Park Day

Senator José M. Serrano was proud to join neighborhood volunteers at It's My Park Day at Franz Sigel Park on the Grand Concourse.   "Although I wasn't able to get there in time to help with the actual planting, I was so pleased to thank and congratulate the local volunteers for working hard - in the rain, I might add - to ensure that our local park looks its best," said Serrano. Senator Serrano, who planted tulip and daffodil bulbs in last fall's Park Day believes that pride in one's community is one of the strongest ways to uplift a neighborhood.

October 24, 2009
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Electric Car Manufacturer Selects CNY: Senators Smith and Valesky Provide Critical Financing to Attract Jobs and Economic Growth

(SYRACUSE, NY) - Bannon Automotive, LLC, today announced that it has selected Central New York as a manufacturing site for its affordable plug-in electric vehicle which is based on technology developed in the U.S.

October 23, 2009
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Urban Divers Enviromedia Mobile Debuts!

By FIB Senator Velmanette Montgomery, one of the few politicians to come out publicly to be for the EPA cleaning the Gowanus Canal (ie: she is PRO Superfund!) was there. While there, F.I.B heard from reliable political sources that Mayor ...

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October 22, 2009
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Electric Car Plant May Open in Syracuse

Electric Car Plant May Open in Syracuse By KATE GALBRAITH

New York State appears to be close to securing one of the nation’s first assembly plants for electric cars.

Reva, an electric car company based in Bangalore, India, plans to work with Bannon Automotive, a new electric car company in Freeport, N.Y., to assemble a three-door plug-in hatchback, the NXR, at a still-to-be-determined site near Syracuse.

October 21, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces Major Funding for Mastic Beach Dredging

$50,000 State grant secured by Foley will help Mastic Beach Property Owners Association address dredging costs

October 19, 2009
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Green Jobs/Green New York Act (photo by Barbara Roux from the 2008 Environmental photo Contest)

The Green Jobs/Green New York Act, was signed into law establishing a program that will create green jobs and stimulate investment in weatherization and energy efficiency improvements for residential and commercial buildings. The program will be implemented by NYSERDA in the Spring of 2010 and will

October 14, 2009
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GOVERNOR SIGNS GREEN JOBS/GREEN NEW YORK BILL IN SYRACUSE

Program Will Assist Low-Income and Unemployed New Yorkers Train for Green Collar Jobs

Governor Paterson Launches New Website – GreenCareersNY.com – to Match Job Seekers with Green Training Opportunities

October 13, 2009
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West Side Spirit: City Pols Protest Upstate Drilling

By Dan Rivoli

October 7, 2009

When the state laid out rules for natural gas drilling upstate on Sept. 30, elected officials miles away in New York City said, “kill the drill.”

That is because drilling, believed to contaminate water, can be done near watersheds where city residents get their drinking water.

Borough President Scott Stringer, along with various city officials, called for the state to ban drilling near the city’s water source.

October 7, 2009
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The Villager: Politicians, enviro groups call for a drilling ban in watershed

By Albert Amateau

October 7, 2009

The state Department of Environmental Conservation last week issued an 809-page draft generic environmental impact statement, or G.E.I.S., proposing rules for extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing drilling in New York City’s Upstate watershed.

October 7, 2009
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Senator Marcellino Discusses Program to Expedite Cleanup of Superfunds

Senator Marcellino today joined with other  experts to discuss the benefits of allowing New York State Class 2 Superfund sites into a voluntary brownfield program.  Each panelist provided their view on the issue and the concerns that need to be addressed to prevent abuses of the system while also concentrating on a model that best cleans up contaminated sites for redevelopment.

October 2, 2009
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Water quality was focus of Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Hearing

Senator Betty Little and Senator Antoine Thompson, chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, listen to testimony at a water-quality hearing in Albany today.  The public hearing drew testimony from experts on many issues including sewage treatment, drinking water quality, storm water infrastructure, detection of pharmaceuticals in drinking water supplies and aquatic invasive species.

October 1, 2009
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DEC Unveils Proposed Gas Drilling Regulations

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released highly anticipated, long-awaited draft regulations for gas drilling throughout the Marcellus Shale.  Read more.

For anyone interested in more information, including an upcoming public comment period, details are available from DEC here.

October 1, 2009
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