EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-04-24 10:57.
Last week, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), calling on the SEC chairman to force fossil fuel companies, “to enhance disclosure of the material risks climate change poses to their business and what steps they are taking to meet those challenges.”
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-23 16:12.
We're one step closer to a statewide ban on toxic chemicals in children's products. Last night, on Earth Day, the State Assembly overwhelmingly passed the Child Safe Products Act by a 102-29 vote.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-16 14:57.
According to an analysis by Food and Water Watch, "Communities with more medium- and smaller-sized farms have more shared prosperity, including higher incomes, lower unemployment, and lower income inequality, than communities with larger farms tied to often-distant agribusinesses.”
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-16 13:20.
NYLCVEF and NYLCV have been advocating for the expansion of a Bus Rapid Transit system in New York City for months. Today, New York City took the first step in making BRT lines a reality by passing a bill that would require the NYC Department of Transportation to develop a plan for citywide expansion.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Wed, 2015-04-15 11:18.
As Hurricane Sandy drove home all too well, New York State is not ready for extreme weather and rising seas. Power was knocked out for more than 8 million residents, further illustrating how vulnerable our power grid is to climate change.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-04-10 13:45.
Many homes in the Adirondacks use wood burning stoves to heat their homes and water. While it's easy for many people to chop their own wood for the fires, the stoves don't always burn efficiently, leading to air pollution.
Wood pellets are a great alternative energy source to old wood burning stoves. Wood pellets are made from sawdust created during lumber production, and compressed down into pellets that burn hotter and cleaner.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-09 16:21.
Earth Day is just around the corner and it could mean big changes in New York City. This year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is using the day to announce his administration's updates for PlaNYC, which must be overhauled every four years.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-04-03 11:53.
While the budget included some environmental priorities we advocated for, such as clean water funding, NYLCV opposes the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) sweep that was kept in the final version.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-02 03:00.
The final budget includes $200 million for water infrastructure projects across New York State. We're glad the Governor and Legislature heard your call and took this important first step in the right direction. Every New Yorker should have access to clean water.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Wed, 2015-04-01 11:22.The state budget negotiations are over, the late-night votes have been tallied, and thanks to thousands of NYLCV members taking action during our March Madness campaign, we secured some major victories for the environment.
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