Last night, actor Mark Ruffalo was on hand at an Upper West Side public forum to voice his opposition to the proposal allowing hydrofracking in New York State.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal arranged the forum as a means for her UWS constituents, along with other New Yorkers, to discuss the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s proposal to open the Marcellus Shale to natural gas drilling, which comes after the moratorium on the practice was lifted in June. The DEC has opened its Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), which explores the controversy surrounding hydrofracking, to public comment through Dec. 12.
The Paterson administration was handed a potentially costly loss at the hands of a state appellate court Thursday, as the state Department of Environmental Conservation was denied in its attempt to appeal a brownfield cleanup case against enigmatic developer Sheldon Solow.
The state now stands to pay a previously estimated $250 million Read More
As environmental advocates and climate change wonks are often quick to note, the vast majority of carbon dioxide emissions created in New York City do not come from cars, trucks or buses. Rather, some 77 percent of the city’s carbon emissions comes from its buildings, in the form of the energy spent to keep them Read More
ALBANY—Today was the first of many legislative budget hearings to come, and the first day in a new rule for the Krueger-Kruger era of the Senate Finance Committee
That's State Senator Liz Krueger, vice chair, and State Senator Carl Kruger, chair, sitting next to Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, the longtime chair of the Read More
Few have complained of a shortage of lawsuits flowing from Sheldon Solow’s offices at 9 West 57th Street. The 80-year-old billionaire developer is known as one of the most litigious names in the local real estate scene, described by friends as someone who has a strong feeling of right and wrong, and derided by critics Read More