The proposed surcharge will generate about $20 million a year, which will go into the agency’s operating budget. That includes an estimated $2 million saved by printing fewer MetroCards.
The New York City Parks Department will be getting a new commissioner, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported. Benepe will be replaced by Veronica White.
A bill passed the Assembly Environment Committee that would limit the treatment, disposal, and storage of the waste water from the controversial procedure, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.
Giant styrofoam marionettes were used at City Hall on Monday to protest the use of the material in New York City school lunch trays, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
The Passaic River was where they made Agent Orange for the Vietnam war, and then the dioxin was dumped, which ravaged the river. But now, a rebirth is underway, WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot reported.
Westchester County and Rockland County executives want mass transit support to be an essential part of the bridge.
New York is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing in the Catskills. “Fracking” is a controversial method of drilling for natural gas beneath shale rock.
A middle school on Long Island was recently recognized as one of the greenest in the country.
A bill making its way through the New Jersey State Senate would open up municipal lands and open spaces to logging for profit.
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Environmentalists say gas drilling risks contaminated water wells and air pollution. The industry says those fears are exaggerated and that the process been used safely on tens of thousands of wells.
The Gladsky Marine Site in Glen Cove used to be one very dirty place. But now it’s been cleaned up as apart of an EPA conservation program and will soon be included in the town’s waterfront revitalization project.
The village of Lynbrook is going green, launching a major new lighting project that brings solar and other energy efficient lighting throughout the village.
Homeowners seeking dollars for clean energy and efficiency improvements through property tax assessments may find such programs unavailable. That’s thanks to what Rep. Nan Hayworth sees as an overreach by the fedeoverseers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Suffolk County is continuing to try and lead the way in renewable energy with the opening of a new solar energy project in the county seat.