Environment and Energy

Rover Pipeline Providing Jobs and Energy to Midwest
Environment and Energy

Rover Pipeline Providing Jobs and Energy to Midwest

November 11, 2014 By Neal Tepel Lansing, Michigan – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announcement setting public hearings for the 800-mile Rover natural gas pipeline. Many believe this could be an essential source of  future energy for Michigan and surrounding states. The project will generate thousands of jobs throughout the U.S. particularly in Michigan.

Offshore Wind Power on Long Island Considered
Environment and Energy

Offshore Wind Power on Long Island Considered

November 10, 2014 By Neal Tepel If implemented by Governor Cuomo and LIPA, the Deepwater ONE project would be the nation’s first 1,000 megawatt offshore wind farm. This innovative approach to providing electricity would produce enough electricity to power 150,000 LI homes and meet peak power demand without burning more fossil fuels. The project would…

Stringer Proposes NYC Green Bonds
Environment and Energy

Stringer Proposes NYC Green Bonds

September 30, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – In an effort to focus investment on projects that protect the environment and boost sustainability, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has introduced, “A Green Bond Program for New York City,” to make New York the first major city in the nation to offer…

Environment and Energy

NYC Council Legislation Promotes Clean Air

September 30, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – On Friday September 19, 2014 the New York City Council unveiled landmark legislation aimed at  strengthening the City’s commitment to a greener, more environmentally-friendly future.  This comprehensive legislative package will address key areas in the fight against global climate change.  It's expected that greenhouse gas…

NYS Hudson River Projects Controls Flooding
Environment and Energy

NYS Hudson River Projects Controls Flooding

September 29, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – New York State has allocated more than $2 million in grants to be devoted to projects that will protect communities along the Hudson River estuary from future flooding, storm surges, and rising sea levels. These climate adaptation initiatives are funded by the Environmental Protection Fund and…

Atlantic Offshore Wind Power
Environment and Energy

Atlantic Offshore Wind Power

July 17, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY  – Over 1.5 million acres off the Atlantic coast can now be utilized for offshore wind development according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power contains a new…

Petroleum Storage Insurance Bill Needed
Environment and Energy

Petroleum Storage Insurance Bill Needed

July 9, 2014 By Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy Senator Grisanti and I have introduced legislation to require appropriate financial insurance for crude oil facilities. This legislation (A.9926) would ensure that crude oil storage facilities must meet increased financial criteria and requirements to prevent taxpayers to be on the hook in the case of any accidents.

NYC Comptroller Sets Up Sandy Oversight Unit
Environment and Energy

NYC Comptroller Sets Up Sandy Oversight Unit

April 18, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has announced the formation of a Sandy Oversight Unit which will draw upon the Comptroller’s Audit, Contracts, Budget and Policy Units to hold government accountable in the rebuilding of New York City from Superstorm Sandy.  Comptroller Stringer will…

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