Today's Environmental News in New York
Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy, are City Hall and the city’s neighborhoods on the same page when it comes to planning for climate change and another catastrophic storm? A two-month investigation revealed striking disconnects in communication. (Part 1 of 3)
The towns of Avon and Leicester are in the process of enacting local law moratoriums putting temporary bans on natural gas drilling and exploration.
A state lawsuit that seeks to hold owners and operators of businesses in the New Cassel Industrial Area financially responsible for groundwater contamination can go forward, a federal appeals court has ruled.
More than 100 Long Island residents, activists and elected officials rallied in Long Beach on Saturday to urge Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to ban fracking in the state and express fears over plans to put a natural gas transfer station south of Jones Beach.
Thousands of returning U.S. veterans and civilians are now attributing myriad symptoms — respiratory problems, neurological disorders, cancers and ALS — to exposure to the burn pits, which were located at dozens of bases throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.
Two recent events should make us rethink not only our energy path but also our economic path.
The state of New York is asking businesses to report themselves if they break pollution rules, with the promise of lesser or no fines. There may even be a reward. Businesses could also cut deals quietly with the state to ensure their problems don't happen again.
Earlier this month, a business association announced it was promoting fracking because of the 60,000 jobs it would bring in. About the same time, a study came out showing the river below a treatment plant that handles Marcellus Shale wastewater has increased levels of radioactivity.
If there was ever a sign that fracking is not right for New York and we need to move to clean energy, the Colorado disaster is it.
A Binghamton Assemblywoman who is on the Cuomo’s Administration’s hydro-fracking advisory panel is asking for a do over of an ongoing heath review, saying the secretive process has compromised public confidence.
The state Department of Health is recommending a biomonitoring study for the Tonawanda area after completing a three-year health review that found elevated rates of cancer among residents living in the town’s industrial corridor.
New York was among seven states that sued the federal government on Wednesday for ignoring federal law on air pollution standards for outdoor heaters that burn wood, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
Last week's botched demolition of the Monticello, NY, justice court will cost the village thousands more to remove asbestos-laced debris from two sites.
A Southern Tier assemblywoman is asking the state to put an immediate pause on the Health Department's review of hydraulic fracturing, instead calling for a more-comprehensive analysis that is "transparent and thorough."
New York on Tuesday joined six other states in suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to limit air pollution emissions from outdoor wood-heaters.
The hydrofracking debate continues to be in the spotlight for people in the Southern Tier. A new plan to create jobs and provide tax relief to upstate New York also calls for the state to break ground on the controversial drilling practice.
The group Environment Massachusetts is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to enact a ban on fracking even though geologists and the petroleum industry insist the chances are remote the controversial gas drilling technique would ever be used in the Bay State.
A team of researchers are looking even further into the consistent and growing prevalence of asthma in certain low-income communities in the city.
A new report from a New York-based environmental group attempts to put a number on the amount of waste generated by hydraulic fracturing across the country.
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