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Stay Up To Date With Sane Energy Project’s You Are Here Map

(SANE ENERGY PROJECT) Even though fracking is at an apparent standstill in New York State, the invasion of fracking infrastructure is going full tilt. To date, Sane Energy Project has identified more than 137 pipelines, compressor stations, frack waste or storage facilities that are proposed, under construction or in operation. Nearly every week we hear about

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Oppose Port Ambrose, A Dangerous Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Facility In Rockaway & Long Beach

(THE PETITION SITE) Liberty Natural Gas (Liberty LNG) is proposing to build ‘Port Ambrose,’ a deepwater port that would bring combustible liquefied natural gas tankers to the NY/NJ region. Under the Deepwater Port Act, this facility could be used for both the import and export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG tankers and facilities pose

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The Alarming Research Behind New York’s Fracking Ban

(THE ATLANTIC) An analysis of the findings in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 184-page review of hydraulic fracturing. The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State appears to have reached its end. Following an extensive public health review of hydraulic fracturing, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a complete ban on the oil and natural gas harvesting

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Petition Seeks State Endangered Species Protection For Eastern Hellbender, NYs Biggest Salamander

(EARTH JUSTICE) A coalition of New York scientists, citizens and environmental groups filed a petition today asking the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to award state endangered species protection to the eastern hellbender, a type of salamander that can grow up to 2 feet long. Hellbenders have traditionally lived in the Allegheny and Susquehanna

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Environmental Violators Fined More Than $84K

(LO HUD) Businesses and local governments got more than $84,000 in fines in 2014 for violating environmental laws. The biggest penalties were $20,630 to Orangetown’s Sewer Department for effluent violations. Businesses and two local governments racked up more than $84,000 in fines in 2014 for violating environmental laws. The biggest penalty in Putnam, Rockland and

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Super-Sized Pedestrian Space Planned For Deadly Sixth Ave And Houston Intersection

(STREETS BLOG) Jessica Dworkin, 58, was on a push scooter at Sixth Avenue at Houston Street when a tractor-trailer truck driver turned into her path and crushed her in August 2012. After Dworkin’s death, local residents clamored for safety fixes. Now more than two years later, and 18 months after proposing the changes to Manhattan

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What New York’s Fracking Ban Means For Drilling Along The Delaware River

(NPR) The surprise decision by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking and prevent the development of Marcellus Shale gas in that state could have ripple effects in eastern Pennsylvania. New York issued a lengthy scientific report on potential health and environmental impacts Wednesday. And Cuomo’s subsequent decision could mean a permanent ban on

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Cutting Back On StyroFoam In New York City

(NYLCV) Last year New York City became the largest city in America to implement a ban on single-use polystrene – 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

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Siena Poll: New Yorkers Split On Fracking Pre-Ban

(NEW YORK STATE OF POLITICS) Environmental advocates are happy about this week’s hydrofracking decision, business leaders are not – but how did most New Yorkers feel about hydrofracking before Wednesday’s announcement? The latest Siena Research Poll reveals that, for those who are familiar with the gas drilling process, it’s pretty much split; 35 percent support

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Building Toward A Goal Of Reducing Emissions In New York City By 80 Percent

(THE NEW YORK TIMES) On the eve of the People’s Climate March in September, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious goal: The city, he said, would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. The pledge was hailed by climate experts, environmental advocates, labor leaders and even the chairman of the powerful Real

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Community Discussion: Can We Do Without Fracking? New York Has Banned Fracking. Was This The Best Outcome?

(SALON) On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in New York, citing a new report on its risks to the environment and human health. Grassroots activists celebrated and vowed to press for bans in others states. But was this the best outcome? Could New York be making a mistake? There does remain an environmentalist case

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New York’s Grassroots Triumph

(HUFFINGTON POST) In New York State, at least, sanity has prevailed. By banning fracking, Governor Andrew Cuomo has acted to protect his state’s citizens from a rapacious industry whose presence would inevitably result in significant health and environmental consequences. It’s hard to overstate how important this victory is. For the past five years, New York

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Environmentalists Are Gearing Up for the Next Phase of New York’s Fracking Wars

(VICE) When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday, environmentalists were elated. After six years of relentless protests against fracking, the findings of the state Health Department’s report confirmed what activists have been saying all along: That the potential environmental consequences—the threat of flammable water, dangerous hydrocarbon emissions

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New York State Food Safety And Metrology Laboratory Achieves LEED Silver Certification For Energy Efficiency

(NYSERDA) Energy Efficiency Measures Will Reduce Energy Costs and Decrease Electricity Consumption at this World-Class Laboratory. State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced that the New York State Food Safety and Metrology Laboratory, located on the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany and operated by the State Department of Agriculture and Markets, is the

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