Issues: Environment

May 12, 2009
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Legislative Gazette: Real housewife lobbies for greener food packaging

By ANNA HELHOSKILegislative Gazette Staff WriterMon, May 11, 2009

A reality television celebrity accompanied three teenage girls to Albany last Tuesday to meet with legislators and advocate for a bill that would prohibit the use of plastic foam in food service.

Jill Zarin of the Bravo network's "The Real Housewives of New York City," along with her daughter Allyson Shapiro and two other New York high school girls, is advocating for a bill (S.747-a/A.706-a) that would enact the Food Service Waste Reduction Act.

May 11, 2009
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May 9, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Letter to the Editor (Long Island Advance): Environment Protect

This year’s state budget required lawmakers to make difficult decisions in a year when the state faced an historic deficit. Thankfully, the Legislature reaffirmed New York’s commitment to protect our land, air and water, and support programs that benefit local governments and the economy by allocating $222 million to the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). Long Island legislators, including Bob Sweeney and Brian X.

April 23, 2009
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A Blooming Presser

The commute from my St. Albans home to Albany has always been an interesting one, and I’ve driven it enough times that the whole two-plus hours can seem like a blur.  With the coming of Spring, however, the drive is much more lively and effervescent.

April 22, 2009
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Thompson announces funding for Niagara River Greenway Commission

Niagara Falls, NY- NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson, Chair of the New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, will hold a press conference to announce funding for Niagara River Greenway Commission through the 2009 Environmental Protection Budget.

April 9, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Sampson Urges Participation in the Upcoming Hearing Notice on Proposed Waste Transfer Station in Canarsie

Say No to Increased Truck Traffic & Noise!

Say No to Increased Pollution and Dust!

Say No to Exposing Canarsie to Hospital, Veterinary and Doctors' Medical Waste!

We Do Not Want to be Exposed to Diseases and Illnesses Contained in Medical Waste!

Let your Voice be Heard on January 13th!!!!!

January 13, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Squadron’s proposal for a real, world-class Brooklyn Bridge Park

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my vision for a real, world-class Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

File: 
Brooklyn Bridge Park_Presentation.pdf

March 30, 2009
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Condos may be a no go at Brooklyn Bridge Park

By Jotham Sederstrom

Feature article in The Daily News

Condos be damned.

Increased tax revenue from an anticipated residential boom in DUMBO could eliminate the need for the controversial condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to a local leader.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron insisted a zoning plan expected to be approved for DUMBO later this year could create up to a $20 million property tax windfall that could be used to maintain the park.

March 24, 2009
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Environmental Conservation

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<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/tony-avella">TonyAvella
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<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/adriano-espaillat">Adriano
Espaillat</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/mark-grisanti">Mark
Grisanti</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/george-s-latimer">George
Latimer</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/kenneth-p-lavalle">Kenneth
P. LaValle</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/elizabeth-little">Betty
Little</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/carl-l-marcellino">Carl
L Marcellino</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/george-d-maziarz">George
D. Maziarz</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/ted-obrien">Ted
O'Brien</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/thomas-f-omara">Thomas
F. O'Mara</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/jose-m-serrano">José
M. Serrano</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/cecilia-tkaczyk">Cecilia
Tkaczyk</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/catharine-young">Catharine
Young</a><br>
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March 12, 2009
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SENATOR AUBERTINE APPOINTED CHAIR OF LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON RURAL RESOURCES

 

ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR UPSTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

February 25, 2009
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Letter to DEC RE: Scoping Hearings on Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

November 24, 2008

Commissioner Alexander B. Grannis

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway

Albany, New York 12233

Dear Commissioner Grannis,

November 24, 2008
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Senator Johnson Commends Friends Of Edgewood Preserve For Long Island Avenue "Adopt A Spot"

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently on hand to commend and congratulate the Friends of the Edgewood Preserve for adopting a one-half mile stretch of Long Island Avenue (north side, along the Edgewood Preserve perimeter). The group adopted the spot in an attempt to reduce litter and help to beautify the stretch of road.

November 15, 2007
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Senator Johnson Congratulates Students From Our Lady Of Perpetual Help

State Capitol, Albany, New York, June 22, 2006 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, made a special visit to Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Lindenhurst to present Thomas Rossi (left) and Andrew Seaman (right) with certificates congratulating both students on winning second place in the Senate’s 15th Annual I*MA*GREEN*NATION competition.

June 22, 2006
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Senator Johnson Visits School Of Local I*ma*green*nation Winners

State Capitol, Albany, New York, June 22, 2006 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently paid a visit to the Forest Avenue Elementary School in West Babylon, to congratulate Kaitlin Reyes as a third place winner and to commend Christina Capobianco for her participation in the Senate’s 15 Annual I*MA*GREEN*NATION competition.

June 22, 2006
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Johnson Passes Bill To Avert Erosion, Restore Shoreline On Fire Island

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, announced passage of his legislation to establish and run the Fire Island Beach Erosion Control District to promote shoreline restoration and preservation projects. The cost of the district would be borne entirely by residents of the Fire Island Beach District through a special taxing mechanism. The new district would have no financial impact on mainland homeowners.

June 16, 2006
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