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Wildlife Needs Family Farms to Survive

June 9, 2015
By John Larson Executive Director, American Farmland Trust

Washington, DC - Half of the nation’s protected species use farmland for over eighty percent of their habitat. But more and more of these family farms are going extinct. And over the past few years, state funding for farmland preservation has been slashed by 52 percent.

Affordable Housing the Foundation of Communities

June 8, 2015
By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Albany, NY - Safe, affordable housing is the foundation of our communities. Without it, New York may be a place to live, but it will not be a home for millions of New Yorkers.

Union Know-How Helping NYCHA Go Green

April 14, 2015
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY  – The largest energy savings program for any public housing authority in the country will begin in New York City. Through a series of competitive Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), over $100 million in work will occur across 300 NYCHA developments. 

NYSNA Chief Blasts Labor's 'Insane Position' On Climate Change

March 19, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez.

New York, NY - The head of New York’s largest union for registered nurses is criticizing segments of the labor movement this week for what looks like an “insane” position on climate change.

Half Billion NYS Clean Water Funds Diverted

November 24, 2014
By Peter Iwanowicz

Albany, NY - It is shameful that as communities across the state struggle to find the funding to repair crumbling sewage systems and drinking water supplies, we learn that the Cuomo Administration was working in secret for more than a year to divert more than a half a billion dollars from clean water funds to pay for a new bridge.

Denmark Energy Companies Considering LI Investment

November 13, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Long Island, NY - A delegation of 19 leading Danish offshore wind companies are visiting Long Island this month to explore the potential of investing in the growing American offshore wind market.

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