NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Draft Plan to Investigate Contamination at Brownfield Site on Downing St., Yonkers, NY.

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This link opens a fact sheet that invites public comment about a draft work plan to investigate contamination at the Former Ludlow Street Works Site #C360158 (Yonkers, Westchester County) within New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/c360158riwp.pdf  NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the draft work plan through April 16, 2020. Please see fact sheet for details about the draft plan …

TribuneNYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Draft Plan to Investigate Contamination at Brownfield Site on Downing St., Yonkers, NY.

John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor; Michael Edelman, Esq., José Alvarado, Westchester County Board Legislator (LD-17), and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level, Monday, March 2, 2020 @10am ET

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Participate by calling: (347) 205-9201. Listen to this broadcast “Live” or “On Demand” via the Internet … http://tobtr.com/s/11673161  Please note the broadcast goes “live” at 10am ET sharp  and is archived within 15 minutes after the 12 Noon conclusion of the broadcast. The topics/subjects of discussion are defined herein:  BOCA RATON, FL, WHITE PLAINS, NY, and YONKERS, NY — March …

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor; Michael Edelman, Esq., José Alvarado, Westchester County Board Legislator (LD-17), and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level, Monday, March 2, 2020 @10am ET

Three Ways to Uproot a Culture of Corruption
By WANJIRA MATHAI

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Wanjira Mathai has more than 20 years of experience advocating for social and environmental change on both local and international platforms. Professor Maathai was internationally acknowledged for her struggle for democracy, human rights, and environmental conservation, She received numerous local and international awards, founded the Green Belt Movement and was the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Why you should listen …

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By WANJIRA MATHAI

Governor’s Misplaced Priorities in Plain Sight as Budget Talks Continue
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I-Canandaigua) ALBANY, NY — February 28,  2020 — There are a lot of big-picture issues with our state budget process that are getting a fair amount of attention, and they should. How did the administration mismanage the Medicaid program so badly that it’s running billions of dollars in the red? How can the governor …

TribuneGovernor’s Misplaced Priorities in Plain Sight as Budget Talks Continue
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

CD17 Environmental Forum in Stony Point Center, Sunday, February 23, 2020 @2 PM

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Democratic candidates for Nita Lowey’s seat to discuss environmental issues facing CD17 STONY POINT, NY — February 22, 2020 — This Sunday, nine Democrats vying for Nita Lowey’s Congressional District seat will take the stage at The Stony Point Center to discuss how they plan to address environmental issues facing the district and the nation. Candidates that will be in …

TribuneCD17 Environmental Forum in Stony Point Center, Sunday, February 23, 2020 @2 PM

AG James Takes Action To Ensure Safe, Rapid, And Complete Dismantling Of Indian Point

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New York Files Motion to Intervene in NRC License Transfer and Decommissioning Proceeding NEW YORK, NY — February 15, 2020 — Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday, February 15th took action to ensure the safe, rapid, and thorough decommissioning and site restoration at Indian Point Energy Center (IP), a nuclear power facility located in the Hudson Valley slated to end …

TribuneAG James Takes Action To Ensure Safe, Rapid, And Complete Dismantling Of Indian Point

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey, Engel, and Maloney Call on Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to Hold a Public Hearing Before Moving Forand on Indian Point License Transfer

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Entergy Corporation Plans to Sell Indian Point to Holtec International After The Nuclear Plant Shuts Down Next Year.  The NRC Must Approve Transferring The Plant’s Federal License Before A Change in Ownership Can Happen.  Lawmakers to NRC: “Shutting the Representatives Of The State And Local Communities Out Of The Process Would Not Be In The Public Interest.” WASHINGTON, DC – …

eHeziSchumer, Gillibrand, Lowey, Engel, and Maloney Call on Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to Hold a Public Hearing Before Moving Forand on Indian Point License Transfer

Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks are Likely
By Prof. RICHARD ASTER

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  Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes in southern Puerto Rico starting around Dec. 28, 2019 have killed at least one person, caused many serious injuries and collapsed numerous buildings, including a multistory school in the town of Guánica that luckily was empty at the time. These quakes are the most damaging to strike Puerto Rico since 1918, and the island …

eHeziEarthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks are Likely
By Prof. RICHARD ASTER

The Plastic Bags Ban: Paper Bags 5 Cents Charge v Reusable Bags
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — January 28, 2020 —On March 1, New York State will ban plastic bags distributed by any business required to pay and collect New York State taxes. The bill also allows counties to decide to charge an optional five cent fee for customers who chose paper bags vs. reusable bags. Bags exempt from the law include those used …

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By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Riverkeeper Reacts to Governor Cuomo’s 2020 Executive Budget
By CLIFF WEATHERS

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ALBANY, NY and OSSINING, NY — January 22, 2020 — New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released the 2020 Executive Budget proposal yesterday afternoon at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. In the address, the Governor outlined a bold environmentally focused budget that could have a positive effect on New York’s waterways, if implemented. Riverkeeper’s Legislative Advocacy Manager, …

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By CLIFF WEATHERS