Issues: Environment

Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Squadron Bill

Senator DeFrancisco Debates Senator Squadron Bill S6141B

April 21, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Protests S1635

Senator DeFrancisco protests S1635 - Senate Republicans were successful in defeating this anti-economic development legislation pushed thru by Senate Democrats. Had the Democrats been successful in their attempts to pass this bill, they would have essentially put up a Closed for Business sign on New York State. Passage of the bill would have shut down all economic development activity, increased the number of frivolous lawsuits, and put up obstacles to legitimate environmental projects throughout New York.

April 21, 2010
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Senate Majority Passes "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

The State Senate Democratic Majority passed their “Earth Day 2010” package which will enhance New York’s stature as a “green” leader in a 21st Century economy, and implement protections to reduce waste and pollution, making New York a healthier and more vibrant state for generations to come. 

April 21, 2010
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Senate Passes Landmark Environmental Legislation Sponsored by Senator Foley

Law will protect children by banning harmful pesticides from school fields and playgrounds

April 20, 2010
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4/20/2010: Senate Majority Announces "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

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April 20, 2010
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Senate Majority Announces "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

The State Senate Democratic Majority will bring nine bills to the floor today demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation; the Majority’s “Earth Day 2010” package will strengthen environmental and citizen protections to create a cleaner, greener and healthier New York for future generations. Today’s legislation will inform consumers of mileage when purchasing a vehicle, ban the use of some chemicals on grounds at day care centers and schools, and foster recycling programs for computers and other forms of e-waste, as well as rechargeable batteries. 

April 20, 2010
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Padavan and Bayside Anglers Clean-Up Little Neck Bay

On Sunday April 17, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with members of the Bayside Anglers Club and community volunteers for the annual clean-up along the shoreline of Little Neck Bay. Once again, volunteers cleaned up trash and litter along the shore line from Bayside to Fort Totten.  Senator Padavan helps volunteer’s pick-up trash along the Little Neck Bay shoreline during the Bayside Anglers springtime clean-up on Sunday April 18, 2010.

April 19, 2010
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Padavan and Bayside Anglers Clean-Up Little Neck Bay

On Sunday April 17, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with members of the Bayside Anglers Club and community volunteers for the annual clean-up along the shoreline of Little Neck Bay. Once again, volunteers cleaned up trash and litter along the shore line from Bayside to Fort Totten. Senator Padavan collects trash along the shoreline of Little Neck Bay. 

April 19, 2010
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Opportunity for Public Feedback On PSC Tree Cutting Regulations

(35th District, NY) - Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is urging local residents to provide feedback on ways electric utility providers can improve the current clear cutting methods around 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 16, 2010
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IS LONG ISLAND PREPARED FOR THE NEXT BIG STORM

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (5th SD) , Senator Kemp Hannon (6th SD), Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

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April 16, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Room 901 LOB

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April 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senate Approves Members To Key Budget, Banking, Health And Environmental Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed 24 appointees to key boards today, including members to the Independent Authorities Budget Office, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port of Oswego Authority, Public Employment Relations Board, State Banking Board, Great Lakes Protection Fund, Republic Airport Commission, Medical Advisory Committee, Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Citizen’s Policy and Complaint Review Council, Continuing Care Retirement Community Council, Minority Health Council, State Hospital Review and Planning Council and Board of Visitors Broome

April 13, 2010
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Press Conference: Small Business Press Conference

Senator Addabbo, Con Ed, NYSERDA, National Grid, Center for Urban Future & other roundtable participants will discuss potential cost savings from Energy programs.

April 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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INFORMATION ON FLOOD BUYOUT PROGRAM

Attached as part of a PDF you will find the following information:

 

1.  A copy of the legislation authorizing State funds for the buyout of properties in Ulster County which are near New York City's leaking aqueducts;

2.   Questions and Answers prepared by the NYS Division of Housing on the original flood buyout program.  The questions and answers are generally expected to be applicable to the Wawarsing buyouts since the funding comes from the same source;

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Information on Flood buyout program and other DEP related issues

April 10, 2010
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April 9, 2010
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Statement From Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) On The MTA's Clean-Up Of Throgs Neck Bridge Park

Following weeks of discussions with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), I have just been informed that clean-up of lead paint debris uncovered in Throgs Neck Bridge Park is now underway and should be completed within the next week. The clean-up action by the MTA comes following an independent and comprehensive environmental analysis conducted by environmental scientist Dr. James Cervino which detailed the impact the paint scraping project of the Throgs Neck Bridge has had on immediate surrounding area.

April 6, 2010
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EcoArt Community Festival

Near Flatbush and Ocean Aves., across from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

July 25, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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"Shed the Meds"- Medication Disposal Program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is partnering with the Village of Massapequa Park and the Nassau County Police Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

April 24, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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