Environment and Energy

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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