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Big Week for Toxic Toys

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-12 15:11.
Press conference in Westchester announcing the release of our report.Press conference in Westchester announcing the release of our report.

With the biggest shopping season of the year upon us, the last thing parents should have to worry about is what's in the toys they're buying their kids. Thankfully, parents in Albany are one step closer to being able to buy gifts with peace of mind. 


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Public Health,Albany | Read More >

Is NYS Dedicating Enough Green to Environmental Protection?

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2014-12-11 16:05.

 A new report out from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office sheds light on an issue we'll be focusing closely on in 2015 -- funding for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Funding,Statewide | Read More >

Albany County Vote On Toxic Toys Coming Up

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Fri, 2014-12-05 14:00.

The Albany County Legislature will vote on Monday, Dec. 8 on legislation that will help get toxic chemicals out of children's toys in the county.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Capital District, Albany | Read More >

Meet NYC's New Sustainability Chief

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Fri, 2014-12-05 12:51.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Nilda Mesa as the Director of the new Office of Sustainability, which will spearhead the administration's environmental and sustainability initiatives.


A Green Plan For Syracuse's Future

Submitted by Vanessa Mok on Fri, 2014-11-28 19:20.
Among Mayor Stephanie Miner's green initiatives is a plan to use the nearby Finger Lakes to cool buildings in downtown Syracuse.Among Mayor Stephanie Miner's green initiatives is a plan to use the nearby Finger Lakes to cool buildings in downtown Syracuse.

State's First-Ever Local Energy Code For Geothermal

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2014-11-19 18:42.

Just in time for winter, Suffolk County has announced the New York's first-ever energy code to tap the power of the earth's warmth for heating and cooling.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Suffolk, Long Island | Read More >

Our High-Tech Campaign For Tony Avella

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Fri, 2014-08-29 11:42.

NYLCV's top priority campaign for the Primary is in the 11th District, where we're fighting to re-elect Tony Avella to the State Senate.


Environmental Opportunties: Open Legislative Seats

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2014-08-28 15:27.
There is no shortage of open legislative seats this fall - meaning there are a number of outstanding opportunities to pick up pro-environment seats in the Assembly and Senate.

In the Sept. 9th primary, NYLCV has made endorsements for five open seats, all located in New York City - where the Democratic Primary winner nearly always wins their seat in the general election.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: New York City | Read More >

NYLCV's Endorsements: By The Book

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2014-08-28 13:23.

Endorsements are one of the most important tools NYLCV employs to help protect the environment.

Candidates earn our seal of approval only after a rigorous process that includes a review of their voting records, the completion of a candidate questionnaire and an interview by NYLCV representatives.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Statewide | Read More >

NYLCV Endorses Lori Boozer For Assembly

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Fri, 2014-08-22 10:50.

NEW YORK --- The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has announced its endorsement of Lori Boozer for Assembly in District 55.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: New York City | Read More >
 

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