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Northeast Regional Pipeline Coalition Forms

(SANE ENERGY PROJECT) Sane Energy Project has long focused on infrastructure, and truth be told, it used to get a little lonely banging the drum about pipelines and compressor stations. But we’ve reached a turning point for the anti-fracking movement in New York State: it’s way beyond just talking about a ban now. Because really,

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Dear Crestwood: Get Out OF Senaca Lake and Go Back To Texas

(FLICKR) Check out this photo album documenting the magnificent action that took place 10.24.14 at the gates of the Crestwood (formerly, Inergy) site proposed for LNG Storage in salt caverns at Lake Seneca. These tremendous citizens have undertaken every avenue to make clear to their representatives, their fellow citizens, and their deaf governor that Crestwood’s

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Quorum Or No, Astoria’s CB 1 Votes Against Three Livable Streets Projects

(STREETS BLOG) Astoria’s Community Board 1 rejected three livable streets projects Tuesday night, despite questions about whether the board even had enough members in attendance to take votes on the proposals. The three projects — a short bus lane on Astoria Boulevard, concrete barriers to protect cyclists on Vernon Boulevard, and a bike corral in

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We Are Seneca Lake

(THE ENVIRONMENT TV) The Texas-based energy corporation, Crestwood Midstream, is moving forward with plans to store highly pressurized, explosive gas in abandoned salt caverns on the west shore of Seneca Lake, despite documented instability of the salt caverns and concern over impacts to water quality and public safety. Construction is slated to begin October 24th.

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The Weekly Carnage

(STREETS BLOG) The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week; 164 This Year*) Glendale: Martin Srodin, 46, Killed by Semi Truck Driver in Crosswalk; No Charges (Streetsblog) Prospect Heights: Winnifred Matthias, 77, Struck by Dump Truck Driver at Flatbush and Atlantic; No Charges (Streetsblog, DNA, WCBS, Bklyn

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NYLCV Endorses Kathleen Rice For Congress

(NYLCV) The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund today announced their endorsement of Kathleen Rice for Congress (NY-4). Long Island is on the forefront of a wide range of sustainability challenges, from climate change and sea-level rise, to water pollution and an aging transportation network.

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Dr. Craig Spencer, NYC Ebola Patient, Followed Health Monitoring Protocols

(HUFFINGTON POST) It’s not yet clear how Dr. Craig Spencer came into direct contact with the Ebola virus when he was working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Guinea. What is clear, however, is that Spencer followed health monitoring protocols exactly as they’re laid out by the organization, according to MSF. “Extremely strict

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Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $90 Million In FEMA Funding For Flood Prone Bridges In The Hudson Valley

(SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $89,553,600 in federal funding to upgrade and repair flood-prone bridges in Ulster, Delaware, Westchester and Orange counties. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and will fund the necessary improvements for bridges

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Schumer: Trestles Carrying CSX Trains Through The Heart Of Rome Are A Major Eyesore & Falling Debris Has Become A Danger To The Community; Calls On CSX To Step Up & Bring Trestles Up To Code

(SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Two Dilapidated Train Trestles Along Martin St. Are The First Thing Visitors To Rome See When Exiting Train Station; They Are 150 Yards From a New Boat Launch & Pavilion – Debris Including Concrete, Rebar & Stone Falls On Street Below, Putting Motorists & Pedestrians In Danger; Threatens To Undermine Tourism,

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Governor Cuomo Outlines State Response To Positive Test For Ebola In Patient In New York City

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined New York State’s response to a positive test for Ebola in a patient at Bellevue Hospital in New York City – in order to ensure public health and safety and contain the disease. Bellevue Hospital is one of the eight hospitals statewide that Governor Cuomo

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Feds Score $16 Million From Getty Oil For Newtown Creek Dumping

(THE BROOKLYN PAPER) A bankrupt oil company is shelling out $16 million toward cleaning up Newtown Creek, where it dumped oil and other chemicals. Getty Oil, which reportedly filed for bankruptcy in 2011 to cushion itself against mounting environmental cleanup costs, agreed to the big-money settlement to atone for its misdeeds in Greenpoint’s backyard after

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Final Environmental Impact Statement For The Constitution Pipeline And Wright Interconnect Projects

(FERC) The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Constitution Pipeline Project and Wright Interconnect Project (or Projects). The proposed Projects would include approximately 124 miles of new 30-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Schoharie

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Constitution Pipeline Project Route In Upstate New York Clears FERC Environmental Hurdle To Transport Natural Gas

(THE DAILY STAR) The controversial Constitution Pipeline project cleared a key hurdle today when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a final environmental impact statement that concluded its impacts would be within acceptable levels once mitigation measures are taken. In the voluminous report, the environmental staff of the federal agency determined that the 124.4-mile pipeline,

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New York Solar Businesses Are Ready To Roll With Clean Power

(ENVIRONMENT NEW YORK) Dozens of New York solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. “As solar power installers, manufacturers, designers, aggregators, product suppliers, and consultants,

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Upstate New York: “We Are Seneca Lake” Protests Target Expansion Of Natural Gas Storage

(DEMOCRACY NOW) In upstate New York, residents formed a human blockade at a natural gas facility Thursday to protest a planned expansion of natural gas storage in the Finger Lakes region. The Texas-based company Crestwood Midstream is due to begin construction today as part of a plan to expand storage of natural gas in underground

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Is Harlem Next in Line For Its Own High Line-Style Park?

(INHABITAT) Could Harlem be the next NYC neighborhood to get its own High Line-style park? Non-profit organization Housing Partnership thinks so and has proposed the Harlem Promenade, a project to construct affordable residential units and an elevated green space along the Amtrak rail lines in Hamilton Heights. Although the Harlem Promenade plan may be similar to other elevated urban park schemes, the money needed to fund the

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