December 1st, marked the end of the public comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan aimed at cutting carbon pollution from power plants.
In 2009, to much fanfare, the Legislature passed – and Governor David Paterson signed into law – the Public Authorities Reform Act. That law came from the recognition that state authorities – including the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) – needed to do their work out of the shadows, answer to the Legislature and be held accountable to the public.
By Monday, December 1st, the Obama Administration is supposed to release a proposed new health standard for allowable levels of smog in the air. The long awaited decision is a result of court action taken by groups like the American Lung Association that argue the current standard (set during the Bush Administration) is out of date. The standard in place now does not reflect the current state of health science.
Would you like some fossil fuels with your fossil fuels? How about some diesel on the side along with that fracking fluid toxic cocktail? Yes, you read that correctly. I bet you didn’t know that diesel is yet another chemical additive injected into the ground by fracking companies.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected the vast majority of clean water funds which Governor Andrew Cuomo sought to divert to construction costs associated with the New New York Bridge.
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A new poll shows that the people who would be impacted by fracking – residents of the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley – strongly oppose it. Despite the industry funneling millions into bullying New York into drilling, the results aren’t even close: 51 to 35.
Governor Cuomo was emboldened recently when his raid on federal dollars dedicated for our communities clean water infrastructure was approved by the obscure Public Authorities Control Board (PACB), even as one member who voted yes continued to express criticisms and disapproval.