EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Sabrina Gusmorino on Thu, 2007-06-07 11:25.
The Village of Hempstead, acknowledged that the level of trichloroethylene (TCE), an industrial solvent, found in its Well No. 5 was the highest ever recorded at that well. At the moment the well remains off-line and the source of contamination is still unknown. Well No. 5 is one of the nine used to serve the village's 56,000 residents.
Submitted by Josh Abram on Wed, 2007-06-06 14:30.
The New York Independent Budget Office has concluded that Metro-North riders will face heavy fare increases unless outside sources of funding save the service. Paying off the bonds it took out for service improvements will cost so much that starting next year, t
Submitted by Josh Abram on Wed, 2007-06-06 11:37.
New York's senior senator and featured speaker at NYLCV's Spring Gala, Charles Schumer announced with Mayor Bloomberg yesterday that he wants the federal government to follow the lead of NYC and California in creating tough energy standards for buildings.
Submitted by Josh Abram on Tue, 2007-06-05 15:33.
The NYS Senate is considering a bill to ban the dangerous substance PERC, which is used in auto repair shops and dry cleaners.
The chemical, also known as tetrachloroethene, has been found to cause cancer and nervous system ailments. It leaked into well water in Queens this past month, and State Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith has proposed a ban on the substance.
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