Environmental Advocates of New York http://wrvo.org en 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 Groups urge no vote on Tappan Zee Bridge loan http://wrvo.org/post/groups-urge-no-vote-tappan-zee-bridge-loan <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Environmentalists are urging a key review board to vote no on a request from the Cuomo administration to help finance the rebuilding of a major Thruway bridge with a fund designed for municipal clean water projects. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:26:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58881 at http://wrvo.org Groups urge no vote on Tappan Zee Bridge loan Environmentalists call for toxic site legislation as session closes http://wrvo.org/post/environmentalists-call-toxic-site-legislation-session-closes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmental advocates are pressing the state legislature to renew a toxic site cleanup program before the session wraps up in a few days, even though there seems little interest in taking up any big issues in Albany.</span></p><p>Environmentalists are holding up the toxic site cleanup program’s renewal as a measure of a successful legislative session.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:04:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57107 at http://wrvo.org Groups call growing oil shipments in NY Cuomo's "Keystone" moment http://wrvo.org/post/groups-call-growing-oil-shipments-ny-cuomos-keystone-moment <p></p><p>National environmental groups are trying to focus the spotlight on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, over the issue of the growing international oil distribution center, located just blocks from the state Capitol, at the Port of Albany. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A small band of demonstrators chanted and held signs Tuesday to protest a confluence of events that has turned upstate New York into a major center for oil distribution.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:43:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54328 at http://wrvo.org Groups call growing oil shipments in NY Cuomo's "Keystone" moment Senate IDC leader slammed by environmental group http://wrvo.org/post/senate-idc-leader-slammed-environmental-group <p>An environmental group has given Senate Independent Democratic Leader Jeff Klein its 2013 &quot;Oil Slick Award,&quot; claiming the Senate co-leader has done more than any other state legislator to harm the environment.<br /> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:00:29 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45406 at http://wrvo.org Environmentalists say decline in pollution enforcement can harm New Yorkers' health http://wrvo.org/post/environmentalists-say-decline-pollution-enforcement-can-harm-new-yorkers-health <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:46:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44100 at http://wrvo.org DEC: no fracking decision before health review is done http://wrvo.org/post/dec-no-fracking-decision-health-review-done <p>The Cuomo Administration says it will not be ruling on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York until an on-going health review is finished.&nbsp; The delays have resulted in the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation having to open another public comment period, which begins December 12. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:54:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29975 at http://wrvo.org Environmental group flunks state lawmakers http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-group-flunks-state-lawmakers <p>An environmental group, out with its annual voters’ guide, is grading state lawmakers harshly this year. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:26:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 27012 at http://wrvo.org New York paid developers $1B to improve brownfields http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-paid-developers-1b-improve-brownfields <p>A new report from a statewide environmental group says New York&#39;s brownfield remediation program is broken. Advocates say too few sites are being redeveloped -- at too high a cost.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:47:32 +0000 Zack Seward 20725 at http://wrvo.org State regulation of wastewater is questioned http://wrvo.org/post/state-regulation-wastewater-questioned <p>A new report from Environmental Advocates of New York is questioning the state&#39;s regulation of wastewater from oil and gas wells. The study is based on about 100 drilling applications filed with the Department of Environmental Conservation.</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 15:57:05 +0000 Matt Richmond 18824 at http://wrvo.org