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Over 300 People Brave Frigid Temps To Voice Their Opposition To LPG Storage At Seneca Lake

(WE ARE SENECA LAKE) Over 300 residents of municipalities surrounding the Finger Lakes of New York gathered on a brutally cold January day at the north end of Seneca Lake to express their opposition to gas storage on the shores of Seneca Lake.  Crestwood Midstream has proposed a massive expansion of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and

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UWS Pushes For Citi Bikes Despite Being ‘Spoiled’ By Transit Options

(DNA INFO) Locals are eagerly awaiting the arrival of hundreds of Citi Bikes within the next two years — even while admitting the amenity-rich neighborhood is already easy to get around in. After a delayed rollout, roughly 135 Citi Bike stations are planned for the Upper West and Upper East Sides, between 59th and 130th streets, as part

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Governor Cuomo’s Proposed Budget Fails To Invest Enough In Clean Water

(NYLCV) Working with our partners, the Adirondack Council, Environmental Advocates of New York, the New York Water Environment Association, and Riverkeeper, NYLCV is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to invest more in clean water projects for all of New York State. Many municipalities all over New York State struggle to keep up with the demands

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Governor Cuomo Announces Ambitious Shared Solar Program For All NY Residents

(INHABITAT) Last Week, Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda outlined an ambitious new program for New York that would finally enable all state residents to take advantage of the benefits of solar energy. The program, Shared Solar, as outlined by the governor, would allow renters and homeowners alike to connect to shared solar energy systems throughout New

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Coalition Opposing Algonquin Pipeline Hosting Forum In Danbury

(DANBURY DAILY VOICE) The Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club, Food and Water Watch, 350CT, and the Greater Danbury Council of MoveOn.org are hosting a Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forum on Monday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Danbury Library. The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled to last until 7 p.m. The

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Have You Tested Your Home For Radon?

(EPA) National Radon Action Month is almost over. Over 21,000 Americans die every year from lung cancer caused by radon. Have you tested your home? Don’t wait: Test. Fix. Save a Life. And, please tell your friends! Find local information related to radon, including your state radon program, with contact information, EPA Regional contacts, the

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Local Officials Want State To Be More Aggressive On Oil Trains

(CAPITAL NEW YORK) The state increased the number of oil train inspections last year and plans to conduct even more in 2015, but some local officials say it’s still not enough. Inspectors checked 7,368 tanker cars and 2,659 miles of track last year, state transportation commissioner Joan McDonald said during a budget hearing Thursday. They

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As In Bloomberg Era, Restaurants Concerned Over Health Code Changes

(CAPITAL NEW YORK) When Bill de Blasio campaigned for mayor in 2013, he was highly critical of the Bloomberg-era culture of slapping small businesses and restaurants with revenue-boosting fines company owners often complained were arbitrary and onerous. Now, as mayor, de Blasio’s health department is hearing some of those same criticisms because of several proposed

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The Climate Justice Mayor: How De Blasio Can Reduce Emissions And Create Good Jobs

(GOTHAM GAZETTE) After last year’s historic People’s Climate March, many people have asked: what comes next? Environmental justice advocates, labor unions, working people, and community leaders are answering with a major new campaign called Climate Works for All. The core platform is simple and already has broad support: let’s ensure that efforts to address climate change

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Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand Ignore Pipeline Threats

(LO HUD) In November, Sen. Charles Schumer spoke out to protect children from the dangers of laundry detergent. In July, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand issued a press release regarding the “severe risks” that microbeads in face wash pose to fragile ecosystems. But where do they stand on the Spectra Algonquin Pipeline Expansion? Neither senator has taken

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LPG Storage Plan Has Too Many Possible Problems

(STAR GAZETTE) On Christmas Day, Crestwood Midstream Partners President Bill Gautreaux was quoted in the New York Times as saying: “Certainly if we were starting from scratch and saying, ‘Where would you build a liquefied petroleum gas storage facility?’ you probably wouldn’t put it right there over Seneca Lake, near the wine country.” Were I

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Seneca County Supervisor Calls On Cayuga County Legislature To Oppose Gas Storage Project

(AUBURN PUB) Four counties have passed resolutions opposing a proposal by a Texas company to store petroleum gas in salt mines on Seneca Lake, and on Tuesday the Cayuga County Legislature was asked to do the same. Steve Churchill, a Seneca County supervisor, spoke to the Legislature at its full monthly meeting, requesting it pass

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Making Polluters Repay Superfund

(TIMES UNION) The state is doing a “reasonable” job in trying to make polluters repay the cost of taxpayer-funded cleanups under the state Superfund pollution program, according to an audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Begun in 1981, the Superfund program is intended to clean former industrial and commercial sites polluted with hazardous waste so

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Increasing Number Of New York School Children Skipping Vaccinations

(THE NEW YORK WORLD) The number of students opting out of mandatory vaccinations in New York has risen in the past over the last few years despite flat enrollment—putting some schools and districts at increased risk for outbreaks of highly infectious illnesses like measles and whooping cough. More than 22,000 medical and religious exemptions were

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Enviros To Cuomo: State Must Invest In “Clean Water For All”

(NEW YORK ENVIRONMENT REPORT) New York needs to invest at least $36 billion in upgrading critical wastewater infrastructure across the state. The problem has been described by the state’s lead environmental agency as “a gathering storm.” “Sewage and wastewater treatment facilities in New York State are deteriorating. Almost all of New York’s residents rely on

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