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A Green Plan For Syracuse’s Future

(NYLCV) A greener, cleaner environment is at the heart of Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner ‘s development plans for her city. Mayor Miner released her agenda — called the Syracuse Billion — in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s challenge for cities to put forward ambitious plans for his proposed $1.5 billion Upstate revitalization fund. Miner’s agenda

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NY Congresswoman Urges Deeper Pipeline Review At Indian Point

(WAMC) A New York congresswoman has written to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about assessing potential dangers from a proposed pipeline expansion near Westchester County-based Indian Point. Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey penned a letter to the NRC chair, asking that the Commission require Indian Point-owner Entergy Nuclear to further assess the risk of an accident from

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Husband Of Woman Fatally Struck By Cyclist Calls Safety Measures “Too Little, Too Late”

(GOTHAMIST) The husband of the woman who was fatally struck by a cyclist in Central Park this fall has spoken out about the city’s latest safety measures in the park. “It’s too little, too late,” Michael Wittman, the husband of 58-year-old Jill Tarlov, told the Post today about the city lowering the speed limit in

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Orangetown Fears Proposed ‘Smokestack’ May Spew Pollution

(LO HUD) More than 1,300 people have signed an online petition against a proposal they fear could lead to dangerous chemical emissions from a research facility housed at the Pfizer campus. Anellotech, a tech-based start-up, wants to build an addition to its existing facility on the campus on North Middletown Road. A 15-foot-high vent pipe,

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A Holiday Fracking Tale Of Two Governors: Maryland Vs. New York

(NRDC) New York’s Governor Cuomo has sagely maintained a de facto fracking moratorium that has been in existence since 2008, before he took office as governor. In honoring that moratorium, he has steadfastly insisted that he will let science guide the state’s ultimate policy decisions on this high-impact gas extraction technique, promising to protect the

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311, DOITT, HPD Launch Updated 311 App Allowing Tenants To File Heat Complaints On Their Mobile Devices For The First Time

(NYC.GOV) 311 Executive Director Joseph Morrisroe, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Anne M. Roest, and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced today that with Heat Season underway, the City has released an update for the 311 Mobile Application, which allows tenants to register heat

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Department Of Environmental Protection Commits $350,000 To Help Largest Upstate Wholesale Water Customers Develop Conservation Plans

(NYC DEP) Water demand management plans will help save water and money, while also protecting the New York City water supply system against future droughts The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has committed $350,000 to help its largest upstate wholesale water customers develop conservation plans aimed at saving

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Andrew Cuomo Just Made A Huge Mistake By Playing Dumb On Climate Change

(THE NEW REPUBLIC) In the wake of superstorm Sandy in 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo led the way in linking a rise in extreme weather to climate change. “The denial and deliberation from extremists on both sides about the causes of climate change are distracting us from addressing its inarguable effects,” he wrote in

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Sign Up For Farm School NYC

(JUST FOOD)Farm School NYC’S mission is to train NYC residents in urban agriculture, in order to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues. Farm School NYC offers urban agriculture training through a certificate program as well as a wide range of individual courses. Our courses

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Governor Cuomo Activates State Emergency Operations Center For Forecasted Snowfall

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed activation of New York State’s Emergency Operations Center in preparation for heavy and blowing snow of up to 16 inches that is expected throughout the New York City area, the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, and the Mohawk Valley. The National Weather Service has issued

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