EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
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.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:16.
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.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-12 15:11.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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