Environment and Energy

Housing Extension for Sandy Victims

March 21, 2013
By Stephanie West
Superstorm Sandy destruction

Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 14 Days.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Superstorm Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels.

Recovery Projects from Sandy Continue: Local 638 to the Rescue

February 28, 2013
Around Town by Neal Tepel

The impact of Hurricane Sandy knocked out critical infrastructure across New York, especially at the Southern tip of Manhattan. Tunnels and subways were flooded, infrastructure in countless buildings was decimated, electrical and phone services were knocked out and in some cases still in need of serious repairs many months later.

Stop Fracking Now

February 27, 2013
By Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Region Director Food & Water Watch

I have great news. The Cuomo administration hasmissed a key fracking deadline, guaranteeing that we'll keep the destructive practice out of our state for at least a little longer. This is a relief, and it's no exaggeration to say that we won this delay because of the tireless work of hundreds of thousands of folks like you. Now, with all eyes on New York, we need to show the Governor and our nation's leaders that the strength of our movement is still growing.

IAFF Response To Super Storm Sandy

February 26, 2013

Around Town By Neal Tepel

Super Storm Sandy devastated the homes and lives of many fire fighters. In the wake of this disaster, union members answered the call, making a donation to help fire fighters and their families through the IAFF Charitable Foundation.

New Yorkers Deserve Consistent Uninterrupted Service From Con Ed

February 7, 2013
By Christine C. Quinn, Speaker NYC Council

 It's been reported in the news that Con Ed is seeking to increase its gas and electric rates for New York residents.  
While it's necessary for Con Edison to ensure that its infrastructure is made more resilient in the face of future severe weather events, it's unfair for them to pass these costs on to ratepayers.

New York Disaster Services Available

January 29, 2013
By Manny Castro

As our community is still struggling because of immigration status restrictions on disaster relief benefits, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) continues to call on the Mayor and Governor to make more relief assistance available to all New Yorkers. 

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