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New York Requires Statewide Plastic Bag Recycling

New York Requires Statewide Plastic Bag Recycling

ALBANY, New York, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson Saturday signed legislation to increase the collection and recycling of plastic carryout bags from large stores and retail or grocery chain stores across the state. Originally passed by the State Legislature in June, the bill was held up by a potential conflict…

Tight New York Budget Doomed Lead Poisoning Prevention Bills

Tight New York Budget Doomed Lead Poisoning Prevention Bills

ALBANY, New York, October 17, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson Thursday vetoed two bills that would have established a childhood lead poisoning primary prevention and safe housing fund and also given a corporate tax credit for lead hazard reduction activities. The bills would have cost approximately $50 million over a two year…

New Yorkers Asked to Keep Drugs Out of Drinking Water

New Yorkers Asked to Keep Drugs Out of Drinking Water

ALBANY, New York, August 11, 2008 (ENS) – For years, environmental and health officials have instructed people to flush unused pharmaceuticals down the toilet, but low levels of drugs have now been detected in drinking water supplies, prompting these same officials to reverse their policy and warn people not to flush unwanted drugs. A new…

Rail Freight Boom Drives New Albany-Boston Route, Terminal

Rail Freight Boom Drives New Albany-Boston Route, Terminal

ALBANY, New York, July 9, 2008 (ENS) – Two railways will construct a new $40 million intermodal and automotive rail logistics center at a former rail yard in the towns of Halfmoon, Mechanicville, and Stillwater. Work is expected to begin in the first quarter 2009 and be complete by April 2010. The new rail terminal…

New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

ALBANY, New York, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – New York’s First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson Thursday unveiled the first installation of solar panels at the Governor’s Mansion, a step toward reducing the mansion’s energy consumption and pollution. The first solar panels were installed over the pool house, and they will produce 3.5 kilowatts of energy.…

Solar Power Stars in New York Governor's Earth Day Plan

Solar Power Stars in New York Governor's Earth Day Plan

ALBANY, New York, April 27, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson marked Earth Day by announcing that his administration will support the creation of New York state’s largest source of solar power by covering the roofs of Long Island malls, public and institutional buildings and parking lots with arrays of solar cells. The…

Catskill Park Communities Funded for Sustainable Development

Catskill Park Communities Funded for Sustainable Development

ALBANY, New York, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – Six communities in the Catskill Park have been offered a total of $500,000 to help the local governments plan for sustainable development and make the best use of their natural resources. Governor David Paterson and Commissioner of Environmental Conservation Pete Grannis said the funding will be made…

New York Rejects LNG Terminal in Long Island Sound

New York Rejects LNG Terminal in Long Island Sound

ALBANY, New York, April 11, 2008 (ENS) – The New York Secretary of State has rejected Broadwater Energy’s proposal to construct a floating Liquefied Natural Gas terminal moored and moor it in Long Island Sound. The proposal is not consistent with six Long Island Sound Coastal Management Program policies. New York Governor David Paterson made…

New York Joins Great Lakes Water Resources Compact

New York Joins Great Lakes Water Resources Compact

ALBANY, New York, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – New York State will join seven other Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces in a formal effort to protect and improve the water resources of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. Legislation authorizing New York’s participation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact…