Take Action!

Make your voice heard on critical environmental issues!

Search

 

EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.


Cutting Back on Foam in New York City

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:57.

Last year New York City became the largest city in America to implement a ban on single-use polystyrene - or Styrofoam - containers. 

The ban would take effect in July 2015, unless industry makers can prove that Styrofoam can be recycled. The Sanitation Commissioner has until January 1, 2015 to decide whether or not to go forward with the ban.


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

Governor Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:16.
Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State.Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State.

Without a doubt, this week's biggest environmental story was Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement not to allow fracking in New York State. We thank Governor Cuomo, the Department of Health, and the Department of Environmental Conservation for taking the time to conduct a serious, thorough and science-based analysis of the potential risks to the state's clean water, air and environment. 


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

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 >
 

Stay Informed

Sign up for email alerts:

Share |