Environment and Energy

Environment and Energy

IAFF Response To Super Storm Sandy

February 26, 2013 
Around Town By Neal Tepel

 Super Storm Sandy devastated the homes and lives of many fire fighters. In the wake of this disaster, union members answered the call, making a donation to help fire fighters and their families through the IAFF Charitable Foundation.


New York Disaster Services Available
Environment and Energy

New York Disaster Services Available

January 29, 2013 By Manny Castro As our community is still struggling because of immigration status restrictions on disaster relief benefits, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) continues to call on the Mayor and Governor to make more relief assistance available to all New Yorkers. 

Environment and Energy

O’Donnell Believes Hydrofracking Remains Risky

January 11, 2013 By Susan Smith LaborPress Albany Bureau Assembly Member O'Donnell attended a joint Assembly hearing on the drilling practice known as “hydrofracking.” This January 10 e hearing was hosted by the Environmental Conservation Committee, the Health Committee, and the Administrative Regulations Review Commission.

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ILA Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Established

November 26, 2012 Diane Cohen, Washington DC Bureau 

The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO has established a Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund for its membership and families living and working in the New York -New Jersey area who were affected by the devastating storm. The Greater Metropolitan area was hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy on October 29 and…

Environment and Energy

Quinn: Rebuilding New York Will Require Billions in Investment

November 15, 2012 By Marc Bussanich Scientists have been warning for decades that global warming will cause severe damage if carbon emissions aren’t curbed. The jury is still out whether global warming was responsible for Hurricane Sandy, but the catastrophic storm has strengthened calls for the federal government to take action. Indeed, City Council Speaker…

Environment and Energy

Sandy Fuels Concern On Climate Change


November 16, 2012 Washington, DC Superstorm Sandy is fueling concerns about climate change and how it's inflating the costs and risks of extreme weather, according to a new post-election poll from Zogby Analytics. The poll shows key voting groups in the 2012 election – Hispanics, women, young voters – are among those most concerned with…

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