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NYLCV Statement On Mayor de Blasio’s Post-Sandy Reforms: Few Details On Preparing For Future Storms

(NYLCV) The New York League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to reform the city’s response to Superstorm Sandy: “We applaud Mayor de Blasio for continuing the work of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency in the new administration. But when it comes to preparing for future


De Blasio Administration Releases Comprehensive Sandy Report, Announces Major Overhaul To Accelerate Recovery

(NYC.GOV) Major improvements include expedited pre-construction, expanded eligibility, direct financial relief for homeowners, real community engagement, & commitment to local jobs Administration also announces major progress on construction, reimbursements following initial efforts to cut red tape and expedite relief The de Blasio administration today released a comprehensive diagnostic report on the city’s response to Hurricane


Transcript: de Blasio Administration Releases Comprehensive Sandy Report, Announces Major Overhaul To Accelerate Recovery

(NYC.GOV) Mayor de Blasio: We have a great group of folks here today. I want to start by thanking everyone here at the Staten Island Build It Back center, a lot of good, hard-working people at the desks around you, who’ve been doing fantastic work helping Staten Islanders in need. Let’s give all of them


New York: Shale Fail

(WAMC) The future of hydrofracking in New York State, which has been on hold under a de facto moratorium for almost seven years, may be on shakier ground than ever. New York’s hydrofracking debate has been under national scrutiny for some time. Those who favor it say fracking will boost rural economies and help communities


Statement Re Oil And Gas Industry Ad Campaign Focused On New York

(NEW YORKERS AGAINST FRACKING) In response to reports of a new national ad campaign by the American Petroleum Institute focused on New York, New Yorkers Against Fracking released the following statement from John Armstrong of Frack Action. “The oil and gas corporations’ latest one-sided poll and personal attacks won’t change the overwhelming science showing that


EPA Proposes Plan to Clean Up Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York; New Phase in Multi-Million Dollar Cleanup to be Launched

(EPA) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a cleanup plan to address contaminated ground water and soil at the Mattiace Petrochemical Co., Inc. Superfund site in Glen Cove, New York. The ground water and soil are contaminated with volatile organic compounds as a result of previous operations at the site by a chemical distribution


DEC Grants Available To Improve Public Access To Non-Profit And Municipal Shooting Ranges Across The State

(NYS DEC) The Shooting Range Small Grants Program Application Period is Now Open Through May 15 The application period for the 2014 Shooting Range Small Grants Program is now open, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner (DEC) Joe Martens today announced. In its second year under Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and


Governor Cuomo Announces $4.3 Million in Awards To 17 Businesses Developing Transportation Projects That Will Reduce Energy Use

(NYSERDA) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced awards of $4.3 million for 17 projects dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of transportation in New York State. These projects are in line with the governor’s energy vision to increase support for new and innovative clean energy technologies that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce pollution


Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $500,000 Still Available In Green Job Training Grants

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $500,000 is still available in job training grants through the Clean Energy On-the-Job Training (OJT) program, which helps eligible businesses develop green job skills in their workforce. To date, the program has already awarded 64 businesses over $2.2 million to train workers across


Take Lead On Climate Issues, Governor

(DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE) While speaking to the editorial board last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pointed out, “we’ve had nine federally designated disasters in three years,” adding, “there’s something to this weather change.” The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agrees. It issued a call to action Sunday, making clear that if global leaders intend


NY Activists Deliver 15,000 Petitions Against Gas Export Law

(THE EPOCH TIMES) Environmental activists delivered 15,000 petitions to the offices of New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand Wednesday demanding that they vote against legislation that would legalize the export of natural gas overseas. Environmentalists believe that if the export of natural gas is legalized, demand for the product would swell and fracking


Horse(less?) Carriages

(WNYC) Josh Robin, NY1 political reporter, reports on the battle to preserve horse-drawn carriages in the city (with actor Liam Neeson taking a leading role) against Mayor de Blasio’s promise to end the business now under attack for mistreating the animals.