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NYC Practices Response To Nuclear Explosion

(THE EPOCH TIMES) The voice over the speakers at New York City’s emergency command center calmly stated the unthinkable: a nuclear explosion had gone off in Times Square. More than 100,000 people are feared to have died instantly. A massive radiation cloud is being blown north by the wind, toward Westchester County and Connecticut. The

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Rockland Calls For Water Conservation As Supply Dips

(LO HUD) Rockland homes and businesses are being asked to voluntarily conserve water as dry conditions in recent months have begun to affect the water supply, according to county officials. Daniel Miller, the county’s hydrologist, said Rockland was asking for voluntary conservation now in case rain and snowfall remains lower than average going forward. “We’re

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Toxic Waste Site Newtown Creek Leads To Settlement Of Superfund Claims Against Getty Petroleum

(LAW FUEL) Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Judith A. Enck, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), announced today that the United States has entered into a settlement agreement with a bankruptcy trust on behalf of GETTY PETROLEUM MARKETING INC. (“GPMI”) and GETTY TERMINALS

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Newtown Creek Gets $16 Million From A Company That Helped Ruin It

(GOTHAMIST) Newtown Creek, the only place in the city where you can get a gratis black mayonnaise facial, has been awarded a $16 million settlement in exchange for the decades of environmental atrocities wrought upon its waters. Seems fair! The cash will come from the now-defunct Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. and Getty Terminals Corp., which,

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First New York Green Bank Deals To Bring Up To $800MM In Clean Energy Investments To New York State

(NRDC) Today, the New York Green Bank (NYGB) announced its first planned transactions. It’s a broad, impressive set of offerings that could have transformative impact in New York and nationally by doubling down on boldness and creativity in the clean energy finance space. Clean energy investment is growing rapidly but nowhere near rapidly enough to

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Governor Cuomo Announces First New York Green Bank Transactions

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the first transactions of NY Green Bank to kick off clean energy projects across New York. These initial transactions, supported and agreed to in principle, will ultimately produce investments totaling more than $800 million. The projects, which are traditionally difficult for the private sector to

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Governor Cuomo Announces State’s First Energy Management Network Operations Center To Improve Energy Efficiency In Public Facilities

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the launch of the State’s first energy management network operations center, which will provide public facilities across New York State with real-time data on their energy use, allowing them to improve building energy performance and lower the State’s utility bills. Dubbed the NY Energy Manager

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‘Crunchy’ Park Slope Among Neighborhoods Slow To Adopt Composting

(DNA INFO) The neighborhood that has a reputation for its “tree hugger” mentality and its famously “crunchy” Park Slope Food Co-op seemed like an ideal testing ground for the city’s residential compost pilot program. That’s why Jennifer Sliwowski was surprised to discover that many families near her Park Slope home were not sorting their food

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Hawkins Says He Will Attack Cuomo’s Stance On Hydrofracking During Tonight’s Debate

(WRVO) The controversial issue of hydrofracking will come up in Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate if Howie Hawkins has anything to do with it. The Green Party candidate will be on the stage in Buffalo with Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino and Libertarian candidate Michael McDermott. Hawkins, of Syracuse, says he’s still the

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Today’s Headlines For Oct 22nd From Streets Blog

(STREETS BLOG) Queens Council Members Back Woodhaven BRT: More Coverage From NY1, AMNY, TL Manhattan CB 7 Members See Car-Free Central Park as a Way to Ease Bike/Ped Conflicts (DNA) Meanwhile, the Only Solution in the New York Post Is to Demonize Cyclists (1, 2) Hit-and-Run Driver Injures 93-Year-Old Man; Arrested for DWI and Suspended License (NY1) Police Arrest Wrong-Way

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