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New York State Sets Wind Industry Ethics Code

New York State Sets Wind Industry Ethics Code

ALBANY, New York, October 31, 2008 (ENS) – As the result of a state investigation into possible improper relationships between wind energy developers and New York state officials, the State of New York Thursday established a new Wind Industry Ethics Code. Developed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the new code sets forth guidelines to facilitate…

Earthquake Zone Intersection Threatens Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Earthquake Zone Intersection Threatens Indian Point Nuclear Plant

PALISADES, New York, August 21, 2008 (ENS) – The nuclear power plant closest to America’s largest city is more likely to be hit by an earthquake than previously thought because it sits atop a newly identified intersection of two active seismic zones, earthquake scientists warned today. The Indian Point nuclear power plant, with its two…

Global Warming Inspires Buffalo to Be Bicycle Friendly

Global Warming Inspires Buffalo to Be Bicycle Friendly

BUFFALO, New York, July 21, 2008 (ENS) – “In a time when we are faced with an increase of challenges, both from the impact of global warming and ever increasing gas prices, we have to look at all reasonable alternatives that will strengthen our residents’ quality of life,” said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown today, annoucing…

Law Allows New Yorkers to Sell More Green Power to Utilities

Law Allows New Yorkers to Sell More Green Power to Utilities

ALBANY, New York, June 19, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson today announced an agreement with the Legislature on energy legislation that will authorize increased development of renewable energy with a process called net metering. Net metering allows electricity customers with qualified renewable energy systems to sell excess electricity back to their local…

Syracuse Developer to Pay NY's Biggest Stormwater Fine

Syracuse Developer to Pay NY's Biggest Stormwater Fine

SYRACUSE, New York, May 11, 2008 (ENS) – The developer of the Greenport Commons retail project on Route 9 in the town of Greenport, New York has been slapped with the largest stormwater penalty in the history of New York state. Widewaters Greenport Co. LLC has agreed to pay a $100,000 settlement to resolve numerous…

Onondaga Lake at Risk from Auto Metal Shredder

Onondaga Lake at Risk from Auto Metal Shredder

SYRACUSE, New York, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – A Syracuse company has agreed to pay a $150,000 fine and upgrade its practices to resolve alleged violations regarding solid waste, stormwater runoff and air emissions, and to ensure that contaminated material does not flow into Onondaga Lake, says the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.…

Upstate New York Fire Academy Costly to Clean

Upstate New York Fire Academy Costly to Clean

ROCHESTER, New York, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – Some of the country’s largest corporations are required to reimburse the state of New York a total of nearly $1.6 million for cleanup costs at the Rochester Fire Academy, a hazardous waste site in Monroe County once used to train firefighters. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced…

Conservation Groups Sue to Block Electric Transmission Corridors

Conservation Groups Sue to Block Electric Transmission Corridors

WASHINGTON, DC, January 10, 2008 (ENS) – Eleven regional and national environmental organizations today announced plans to file suit against the Department of Energy over its final designation of a mid-Atlantic National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. On October 5, the Energy Department published its order designating two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors – the Mid-Atlantic…