Environment and Energy

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…

NYC Plans Building Retrofits to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Environment and Energy

NYC Plans Building Retrofits to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

September 25, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY — New York City is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent over 2005 levels by 2050. The plan includes retrofitting public and private buildings. Nearly three quarters of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions come from energy used to heat, cool, 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…

Upgrading an Aging Infrastructure is Essential
Environment and Energy

Upgrading an Aging Infrastructure is Essential

March 18, 2014 By Neal Tepel The tragic gas explosion in East Harlem on Wednesday March 13th should not have happened in the first place. Weakened, century-old pipes should have been replaced years ago. The infrastructure in New York City and across the country must be shored up to meet the demands of the 21st…

‘Real Affordability for All’ Campaign Begins
Environment and Energy

‘Real Affordability for All’ Campaign Begins

March 14, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY — The campaign titled 'Real Affordability for All' has defined real affordability as housing that low-income families earning less than $40,000 a year can actually afford. At a lively kick-off event, advocates for more affordable housing in private developments and advocates for better quality public housing…

Economy Continue to Grow with More jobs Added
Environment and Energy

Economy Continue to Grow with More jobs Added

March 14, 2014 By Labor Secretary Perez Washington, DC – “The nation’s economic recovery continued in February, with the creation of 175,000 new jobs with 162,000 of them in the private sector. For four years uninterrupted now – 48 consecutive months – private-sector employment has grown, to the tune of 8.7 million new jobs. The…

City’s Housing Agreement with Domino Sugar
Environment and Energy

City’s Housing Agreement with Domino Sugar

March 5, 2014 By Stephanie West  New York, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the city has reached an agreement with Two Trees Management on the Domino Sugar development site located on the Williamsburg waterfront. Two trees will now increase the amount of affordable housing by 110,000 square feet for a total of…

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