Environment and Energy

Environment and Energy

Don’t be Conned By Con Ed

July 5, 2012 Mario Cilento, New York State AFL-CIO President, and Vincent Alvarez, New York City Central Labor Council President, released the following statement on Con Ed’s Misleading Ad: “Con Edison sunk to a new low with today’s misleading print ads. It’s bad enough that the company locked out workers who were willing to work…

Environment and Energy

Please Support Local 1-2

Please support Local 1-2 union members on their picket lines, Locations below are running 24/7 until further notice. Your support and solidarity is much appreciated. Manhattan4 Irving Place, NY, NY 100003 Brooklyn3rd Ave Yard – 222 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 QueensCollege Point Yard –  124-15 31st Avenue, Queens, NY 11354 BronxVan Nest Yard –…

Environment and Energy

NY Senate, Assembly pass green jobs bill

(NEW YORK STATE SENATE): On September10, the New York State Senate passed the grounbreaking Green Jobs/Green NY bill, a measure that will create thousands of jobs across the state and help hundreds of thousands of families and businesses from Montauk to Buffalo save up to a billion dollars annually in energy costs. The bill, which…

Environment and Energy

Scientists: Sea Level Rise will Swamp Subways

Scientific predictions of sea level rise in New York City just keep getting higher. In 2006, Vivian Gornitz of Columbia University predicted a rise of from 24 to 108 centimeters by 2080. She noted that many of our subway and road tunnel entrances are less than 3 meters above sea level, leaving them vulnerable to…

Environment and Energy

BUDGET INCLUDES BOTTLE BILL EXPANSION

Inclusion Of Water Beverage Containers Will Enhance Recycling Efforts             Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr. and Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Robert K. Sweeney announced today that the SFY 2009-2010 budget expands the state’s Returnable Beverage Law to include water beverage containers under one gallon, which…

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