The sale or use of plastic foam food containers will no longer be allowed at East Hampton Village businesses. Continue reading “East Hampton Village Bans Foam Food Containers, Westchester May Follow Suit”
Governor Cuomo introduced a bill today that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide, starting next year.
The bill exempts garment bags, trash bags and bags used to wrap food such as fruit and sliced meats
Cuomo’s proposal comes three months after a state task force laid out a range of options to address plastic-bag pollution, including a statewide ban or a small per-bag fee on consumers.
New York City Council will consider banning the sale of disposable plastic bottles at city parks, beaches and golf courses. Continue reading “City Council Considers Plastic Bottle Ban for NYC Parks and Beaches”
A proposal to weaken protections against aquatic invaders in the Great Lakes has failed in the Senate as most Great Lakes senators stood firm against allowing the bill to even be considered. Continue reading “Senate Blocks Ballast Bill That Would Have Weakened Great Lakes Protection”
A new report says the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has put $4 billion into Northeast economies since 2009. Continue reading “RGGI Pays Out Big in Economic Activity and Carbon Reduction”
A de Blasio administration program to reduce energy consumption of city agencies has yielded millions of dollars in rebates for the city from energy providers. Continue reading “NYC Energy Reduction Program Saves Millions, Prevents Brownouts”
The Citizens Budget Commission and many others have had enough: it’s time for New York City to act on imposing a plastic bag fee. Continue reading “Billions of Bags, But Still No Action From Albany”
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is requesting that some of the nation’s largest companies reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address financial risks associated with climate change. Continue reading “DiNapoli Urges 10 Companies to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions”
Included in New York’s recently approved 2018 budget is $24 million for The New York State Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program. Continue reading “State Allocates $24 Million to Offset Tax Impacts of Indian Point Closure”
New York City Council has submitted its response to the fiscal 2019 preliminary budget, requesting additional capital funding for solar installations on city property and control plans for sewage overflow. Continue reading “City Council Requests Additional Funds for Solar, Sewage”