EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-02-14 09:21.
President Obama used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to stake out a centrist position on meeting the climate change challenge, apparently aiming to align with the broad swath of public opinion.
Submitted by Monica Dietrich on Wed, 2013-02-13 14:17.
Two months after designs for the new Tappan Zee Bridge were released and the construction team was chosen, the New York State Comptroller’s office says that there is still no “definitive financing plan” for the $3.9 billion project.
Submitted by Monica Dietrich on Wed, 2013-02-13 12:22.
In recent few years, New York City has been encouraging the use of trains -- rather than trucks -- to transport goods, in order to reduce emissions and ease congestion.
Unfortunately, the move has not been as environmentally positive as expected.
Submitted by Monica Dietrich on Mon, 2013-02-11 16:26.
It wasn't that long ago that many Americans viewed wetlands as "wastelands" that were the source of mosquitoes and odd smells.
These days, and particularly after Hurricane Sandy, wetlands have taken on a new importance.
Submitted by Monica Dietrich on Mon, 2013-02-11 14:07.
The Gowanus Canal is one of the dirtiest waterways in the country, and the Environmental Protection Agency wants to know what you think about their plan to clean it up.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-02-07 17:07.
NYLCV PAC -- the political action committee of the New York League of Conservation Voters -- held its 2013 kickoff fundraiser in Albany last Monday.
Dozens of elected leaders, environmentalists and NYLCV supporters crowded into the Fort Orange Club to support the state's only PAC dedicated to electing environmental leaders.
Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-02-07 16:47.
New York State may miss a key deadline in its analysis of hydraulic fracturing if the Department of Health recommends new safety measures, New York's top environmental regulator said on Monday.
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