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Speaker Mark-Viverito And City Council Release NYC Council Federal Agenda Priorities include Workforce Protection, Housing, Hurricane Sandy Recovery, Public Safety, Education, Environmental Protection, And Immigration

(NYC CITY COUNCIL) Today New York City Council Speaker Melissa-Mark-Viverito, along with State and Federal Legislation Committee Chair Karen Koslowitz, announced the City Council’s 2014-2015 Federal Agenda. This agenda sets priorities that reflect the Council’s commitment to federal action that will make New York City more progressive and inclusive for all. “The Council’s Federal agenda

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At Gillibrand’s Urging, Dot Proposes New Rules For Transporting Hazardous Materials, Including The Phasing Out Of Dot-111 Tankers

(SENATOR GILLIBRAND’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) At U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s urging, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rule would also propose new operational requirements that

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SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, FARMERS NOW ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR RETROACTIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS FROM USDA

(SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE)  SENATOR ENCOURAGES FARMERS HURT BY 2012 FROST TO APPLY FOR DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS Schumer Secured Disaster Funding as Part of Farm Bill for Upstate NY’s Cherry, Peach, Pear Farmers Who Took Devastating Hit To Crop Yields & Bottom Line During Extreme 2012 Spring Freeze – Also Urged USDA to Implement Assistance

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SCHUMER URGES USDA TO AWARD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOAN TO MAJOR JOB-CREATOR IN ORANGE COUNTY

(SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE)  USDA SUPPORT OF EXPANSION OF INNOVATIVE CONTINENTAL ORGANICS FISH AND PRODUCE FARM PROJECT COULD CREATE 100+ JOBS, MANY OF WHICH WOULD GO TO RECENT GRADS AND VETERANS Innovative Orange County Fish and Produce Company That Supplies Hundreds of HV & NYC Restaurants Seeks $10 Million Loan Award To Expand Its Operation

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SCHUMER: AT LEAST 3 LONG ISLANDERS HAVE CONFIRMED CASES OF THE EXCRUCIATING ‘CHIKUNGUNYA’ VIRUS & FEDS ARE YET TO ACT

(SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) SCHUMER CALLS ON CDC TO ISSUE HEALTH ALERT SO DOCTORS CAN ID & TREAT SYMPTOMS – URGES DHS TO ACTIVATE PROTOCOLS LIKE THOSE USED IN SWINE FLU OUTBREAK As Schumer Previously Warned, Chik-V Has Continued to Spread from Caribbean & S. America to the United States, Including 3 Travel-Related Cases on

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Pool Owners Sought To Participate In Citizen Science Survey To Identify Invasive Insects

(NYS DEC) Monitoring Pool Filters for Asian Longhorned Beetles Can Prevent Infestation and Help Protect Trees and Forests Pool owners are invited to join in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) third annual Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) Swimming Pool Survey now through August 29 in order to help keep watch for these

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Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million In Grant Awards For Historic Properties Damaged By Superstorm Sandy

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE)   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $5 million in awards to 14 historically significant properties that suffered severe damage from Superstorm Sandy. The funding will be used to assess, renovate and protect the landmarks so that they can be appreciated by future generations.   “Some of New York’s most treasured

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Help Edible Schoolyard NYC Build Organic Gardens For East Harlem Schools!

(INHABITAT) We all know how important being around nature is for boosting morale and health, which is why Edible Schoolyard NYC needs your help to bring organic gardens to several disadvantaged schools in Harlem. The nonprofit, which partners with public schools to build gardens and kitchen classrooms, launched “Rooting for Harlem,” a Crowdwise campaign to

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Nurses, 1199 Take Up Anti-Keystone Cause

(CAPITAL NEW YORK) The New York State Nurses Association and 1199 SEIU, which together represent about 300,000 health care workers in New York, have announced they oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and will work to mobilize their members to join in the People’s Climate March in September—a citywide demonstration against climate change in advance of

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Albany County Pushing Tough New Oil Train Law

(CAPITAL NEW YORK) Albany County Executive Dan McCoy on Wednesday proposed another tough, local regulation affecting oil trains. During a press conference at a the Ezra Prentice public housing project, just a feet away from a row of tanker cars, McCoy said county legislators are expected to soon approve a law that would fine and

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Dan Kammen And Craig Lewis Explain The Significance Of New York’s Reaction To Superstorm Sandy

(GREEN TECH MEDIA) It’s ironic that a storm — one that caused widespread blackouts that left millions of Americans in the dark — is finally helping us see the light. Hurricane Sandy brought devastation and loss to the Eastern Seaboard. The storm exposed the severe vulnerability of our electricity infrastructure and made global headlines as

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Report: Obama To Attend UN Climate Summit In NY

(THE HILL) President Obama is expected to attend a one-day climate summit in New York in September, according to United Nations climate chief Christian Figueres. The summit, hosted by the United Nations, will give world leaders the opportunity to share the steps their countries are taking to mitigate climate change. According to Responding to Climate

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Waste Not, Want Not Built It Green!NYC Has Created A Solid System To Divert Local Waste From Landfills.

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) The founders of Build It Green!NYC have banked on the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The 10-year-old nonprofit salvages and collects building materials, which it resells to raise funds for a handful of environmental programs it operates in Queens and Brooklyn. Over the years, Build It Green!

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Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million Available To Western New York Farmers

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) WNYREDC Funding will allow generally up to $50,000 for construction and farm equipment purchases Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that farmers in Western New York can apply for grants to make farm equipment purchases and construct or renovate agricultural structures. The grants, generally not to exceed $50,000 per application and

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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation To Strengthen Penalties For Theft And Mistreatment Of Pets

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will increase the maximum fine from $200 to $1,000 for those who attempt to steal, harm, or transport a dog, cat or other pet that is not their own. , “For many New Yorkers, a pet can be an extension of their family

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Governor Cuomo Announces $175 Million To Cover Local Governments’ Costs Of Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Directs New York State CDBG-DR Funds to be used for Local Match program Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced funding to cover local governments’ costs to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy. As part of FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program, local governments and public entities are required to

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