EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Tue, 2015-03-24 03:00.
On Monday, students, activists, and members of the City Council stood on the steps of City Hall to demand action on the disposable bags bill. Placing a 10 cent fee on single-use bags will help reduce waste here in New York City.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-20 13:38.
The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has been advocating for a Bus Rapid Transit system on Staten Island's North Shore for months. Now, in the final moments of budget negotiations, the Assembly has included $100 million for Bus Rapid Transit programs statewide.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-13 14:15.
New York's farms provide billions of dollars to the state but are quickly losing acreage. Now is the time to make sure we're preserving farmland and protecting our local foodshed.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-03-12 14:55.
March Madness might not be in full swing across the country yet, but at NYLCV we're already in the thick of it. But in our office March Madness is less about brackets and more about budgets. Unlike with college basketball, we have a chance for all our picks to be winners -- if you'll stand with us over the next week.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-03-06 16:40.
Yesterday, Mayor de Blasio announced a plan to revitalize the 40-year old Hunts Point Cooperative Market in the South Bronx, the world’s largest wholesale food distribution center. The plan calls for a 12-year, $150 million investment in the market, which will modernize the 60-acre facility, creating room for midsize, upstate farms to sell their goods.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-03-05 17:15.
Today the New York League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council urged the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to postpone their decision on taxi retirement rules.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Tue, 2015-03-03 11:27.Last year the Child Safe Products Act died in the Senate despite bipartisan support. It had 40 cosponsors but was not brought to a vote. We were disappointed, but we immediately got back to work with our coalition partners to get a similar bill passed on the local level.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-02-27 14:41.
More elected officials are calling on Governor Cuomo to allocate more funding for upgrading water systems and our aging infrastructure. This week, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner told legislators during a budget meeting that more than just loans would be needed to update the area's myriad infrastructure issues.
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