Environment and Energy
January 11, 2013
By Susan Smith LaborPress Albany Bureau
Assembly Member O'Donnell attended a joint Assembly hearing on the drilling practice known as “hydrofracking.” This January 10 e hearing was hosted by the Environmental Conservation Committee, the Health Committee, and the Administrative Regulations Review Commission.
December 24, 2012
The Office of General Services (OGS) has set up drop-off locations across the state for businesses and individuals to bring the toys which will be distributed to children in communities affected by the storm. The Governor will visit affected areas to deliver toys and other donated supplies.
November 26, 2012
Diane Cohen, Washington DC Bureau
The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO has established a Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund for its membership and families living and working in the New York -New Jersey area who were affected by the devastating storm. The Greater Metropolitan area was hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy on October 29 and 30 with lives lost, homes destroyed and may port areas damaged.
November 15, 2012
By Marc Bussanich
Scientists have been warning for decades that global warming will cause severe damage if carbon emissions aren’t curbed. The jury is still out whether global warming was responsible for Hurricane Sandy, but the catastrophic storm has strengthened calls for the federal government to take action. Indeed, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn presented several proposals at a meeting of business and civic leaders recently that will cost more than $20 billion.
November 16, 2012
Superstorm Sandy is fueling concerns about climate change and how it's inflating the costs and risks of extreme weather, according to a new post-election poll from Zogby Analytics. The poll shows key voting groups in the 2012 election - Hispanics, women, young voters - are among those most concerned with confronting climate change now and protecting America's air, water, wildlife and other natural resources.
November 13, 2012
By Stephanie West
Starting today employees of the City of New York will be able to set aside part of their paychecks directly to aid in Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts. The funds will go to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which has already raised over $35 million for hurricane restoration efforts.