environmental protection agency http://wrvo.org en EPA says proposed regulation will do more than clean air http://wrvo.org/post/epa-says-proposed-regulation-will-do-more-clean-air <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce carbon pollution nationwide means a goal of reducing carbon emissions in New York state by more than 40 percent. Judith </span>Enck<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the area's EPA regional administrator, was in Syracuse to discuss how the plan will allow the nation to keep producing energy, while reducing pollution. </span>Enck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the regulation, which is scheduled to start in 2020, isn't just about protecting the environment from air pollution.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:44:38 +0000 Gino Geruntino 58995 at http://wrvo.org EPA says proposed regulation will do more than clean air Oversight board approves Cuomo's loan request for Tappan Zee Bridge http://wrvo.org/post/oversight-board-approves-cuomos-loan-request-tappan-zee-bridge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A key oversight board approved half of the amount </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the </span>Tappan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Zee Bridge. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58993 at http://wrvo.org Oversight board approves Cuomo's loan request for Tappan Zee Bridge Hanna joins lawmakers urging EPA to reconsider navigable waters rule change http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-joins-lawmakers-urging-epa-reconsider-navigable-waters-rule-change <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Richard Hanna (</span>R-Barneveld<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) is one of more than 230 members of Congress speaking out against a proposed change to the Clean Water Act by the Environmental Protection Agency. He says it would mean farmers in New York will face additional red tape and more fines.</span></p><p>Eric Behling's orchard in Mexico has been in business since 1947. Throughout the year his farm grows apples, pumpkins and other produce.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:56:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57194 at http://wrvo.org Hanna joins lawmakers urging EPA to reconsider navigable waters rule change Syracuse University and Harvard release carbon pollution study http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-and-harvard-release-carbon-pollution-study <p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 11:29:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56512 at http://wrvo.org New York lawmakers rally behind efforts to combat climate change http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-rally-behind-efforts-combat-climate-change <p></p><p>A new White House climate report paints a dire picture for New York if something drastic isn't done to address climate change, and the Obama administration is preparing to act without Congress.<br /><br />The Third National Climate Assessment predicts dramatic changes in coastal states like New York. But the state’s junior Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, says upstate residents and businesses are at risk too.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 10:17:25 +0000 Matt Laslo 56384 at http://wrvo.org New York lawmakers rally behind efforts to combat climate change Schumer calls for more water monitoring for algae blooms http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-more-water-monitoring-algae-blooms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Toxins that can cause blue-green algae outbreaks have been detected in 17 waterways in central New York, part of a state-wide increase that has prompted Sen. Charles </span>Schumer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to call for more monitoring.</span></p><p>Schumer, a Democrat, says the federal Environmental Protection Agency should better test for the runoff and toxins that cause algae outbreaks.</p><p>Blue-green algae can sicken people and pets who swim in contaminated waters and it can harm drinking water.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:40:36 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55876 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for more water monitoring for algae blooms Kodak puts Eastman Business Park on the market http://wrvo.org/post/kodak-puts-eastman-business-park-market <p></p><p>The Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester is officially up for sale, Kodak announced Tuesday.</p><p>Company spokesman Chris Veronda says it’s the right time to hand development of the industrial and technology park over to a new entity.</p><p>"Kodak believes the site can best continue its transformation under the ownership of a firm that’s focused on its redevelopment. And, at the same time, the sale of EBP will allow Kodak to focus on its customers in the commercial imaging business."</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:35:03 +0000 Kate O'Connell 53303 at http://wrvo.org Kodak puts Eastman Business Park on the market Who is making sure school buildings are health environments? http://wrvo.org/post/who-making-sure-school-buildings-are-health-environments <p></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 52357 at http://wrvo.org EPA finalizes standards to reduce car emissions http://wrvo.org/post/epa-finalizes-standards-reduce-car-emissions <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its <a href="http://www.epa.gov/otaq/tier3.htm" target="_blank">federal emission standards</a> for cars and gasoline Monday, putting them in line with programs already in place in California.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:49:25 +0000 Kate O'Connell 52224 at http://wrvo.org EPA finalizes standards to reduce car emissions EPA praises Onondaga County for green infrastructure work http://wrvo.org/post/epa-praises-onondaga-county-green-infrastructure-work <p></p><p>A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency was in Syracuse on Monday to highlight the county's work in green infrastructure.</p><p>Hitting on Onondaga County's <a href="http://www.ongov.net/sustainability/water/str.html" target="_blank">Save the Rain program</a>, EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe outlined the agency's updated national green infrastructure strategy.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:23:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45985 at http://wrvo.org EPA praises Onondaga County for green infrastructure work Lockport residents continue waiting for Eighteenmile Creek cleanup plan http://wrvo.org/post/lockport-residents-continue-waiting-eighteenmile-creek-cleanup-plan <p>The Environmental Protection Agency outlined its plans to clean up a heavily polluted creek at a public meeting in Lockport on Tuesday. But some residents in the western New York community are concerned that the plans won’t happen fast enough, with an official decision not scheduled until the end of September.<p>Eighteenmile Creek is a 15-mile waterway that runs into Lake Ontario, and has been designated an area of concern by the agency because of its history as an industrial discharge outlet. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:15:17 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42665 at http://wrvo.org Lockport residents continue waiting for Eighteenmile Creek cleanup plan EPA grant funds Onondaga Lake's new environmental steward http://wrvo.org/post/epa-grant-funds-onondaga-lakes-new-environmental-steward <p>The once heavily-polluted Onondaga Lake has a new environmental steward. The Environmental Protection Agency will fund the position for two years with a $200,000 grant.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:56:13 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42377 at http://wrvo.org EPA grant funds Onondaga Lake's new environmental steward