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News Archive: 2011

December

Posted: 12/22/2011
Originally Published: 12/21/2011
Offshore wind proponents make pitch to LIPA
Source: Newsday

Posted: 12/18/2011
Originally Published: 12/15/2011
Upstate hydrofracking bad for Long Island
Source: The Island Now

Posted: 12/15/2011
Originally Published: 10/29/2011
Right to know – public notification when sewage spills occur
Source: Merrick Life

Posted: 12/12/2011
Originally Published: 12/9/2011
Scientists warn of 'looming disaster' for South Shore bays
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 12/9/2011
Originally Published: 12/8/2011
Rye bans plastic bags at checkout, starting in May
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 12/7/2011
Originally Published: 12/6/2011
Why Ban Plastic Bags?
Source: The Rye Record

Posted: 12/7/2011
Originally Published: 12/5/2011
Gov receives 1,000 fracking letters
Source: Legislative Gazette

Posted: 12/5/2011
Originally Published: 12/4/2011
A million letters may stop hydrofracking in NY
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard

November

Posted: 11/30/2011
Originally Published: 11/29/2011
Letter: Local officials too dismissive of toxins
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/23/2011
Originally Published: 11/22/2011
Mixed results for LI green efforts
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 11/21/2011
Originally Published: 11/21/2011
Long Island Solar Farm Largest in State History
Source: Laboratory Equipment

Posted: 11/15/2011
Originally Published: 11/15/2011
Enviros speak out against trash-burning petition
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 11/15/2011
Originally Published: 11/14/2011
OP-ED | Plastic Bags: Checking Out for Good in Darien?
Source: CT News Junkie

Posted: 11/14/2011
Originally Published: 11/13/2011
Fracking boom could go bust in N.Y.
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 11/10/2011
Originally Published: 10/26/2011
Limits imposed on Great Gardens composting
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 11/7/2011
Editorial: Lowly sewers critical to LI
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 11/6/2011
Huntington Notebook: Sewer Plant Rates High
Source: Half Hollow Hills Patch

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 11/3/2011
Report: Cedar Creek Plant Gets a C
Source: Wantagh-Seaford Patch

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 11/2/2011
Bay Park plant gets a 'D'
Source: Long Island Herald

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 11/1/2011
Report Card: Bay Park Sewage Plant Worst on LI
Source: Long Beach Patch

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 11/1/2011
Bay Park Ranks Worst Sewage Plant on Long Island
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 10/31/2011
Cuomo promotes from within for NYPA post
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 10/28/2011
Cuomo OK With Frack Approval Process Slow Down
Source: WXXI Albany

Posted: 11/8/2011
Originally Published: 10/28/2011
Newsmaker of the week, Long Island Compost
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 11/7/2011
Originally Published: 11/6/2011
Huntington treatment plant gets A+ rating
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/6/2011
Originally Published: 11/4/2011
Southampton’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect On Sunday
Source: CBS 2 New York

Posted: 11/5/2011
Originally Published: 11/3/2011
Brian Kolb proposes hydrofracking 'buffer zone' around Finger Lakes
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 11/1/2011
Originally Published: 10/31/2011
Huntington scores highest on LI for sewage treatment
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 11/1/2011
Originally Published: 10/31/2011
Coalition launches radio anti-fracking campaign
Source: Legislative Gazette

October

Posted: 10/31/2011
Originally Published: 10/31/2011
Report: Bay Park sewage plant at bottom
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/26/2011
Originally Published: 10/26/2011
DEC modifies permits for Long Island Compost
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 10/16/2011
Originally Published: 10/14/2011
Politicians Play With Water
Source: The Sag Harbor Express

Posted: 10/16/2011
Originally Published: 10/13/2011
First step towards compost progress
Source: The Long Island Advance

Posted: 10/16/2011
Originally Published: 10/12/2011
Long Island Compost To Reduce Grass Clippings By 90%
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 10/12/2011
Originally Published: 10/11/2011
Deal aims to cut Yaphank landfill [sic] odor
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/11/2011
Originally Published: 10/11/2011
Timely delivery to gov's office
Source: Legislative Gazette

Posted: 10/10/2011
Originally Published: 10/9/2011
Van Lare treatment plant exceeded discharge limits
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 10/5/2011
Originally Published: 10/4/2011
Enviros Deliver Clocks to Cuomo, Ask for More Time for Public Comment on Fracking
Source: WXXI Albany

Posted: 10/5/2011
Originally Published: 10/4/2011
Anti-fracking groups drop off water-powered clocks
Source: Capitol Confidential

Posted: 10/5/2011
Originally Published: 10/4/2011
Environmental Groups Deliver Clocks To Cuomo’s Office
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 10/4/2011
Originally Published: 10/2/2011
Scuttled wind farm project was a billion-dollar boondoogle [sic]
Source: The Buffalo News

September

Posted: 9/29/2011
Originally Published: 9/27/2011
Remedies for Suffolk water quality weighed
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/28/2011
Originally Published: 9/28/2011
High costs end New York plan for Great Lakes wind power
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 9/28/2011
Originally Published: 9/27/2011
Wind gets knocked out of energy farm plan
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 9/28/2011
Originally Published: 9/26/2011
DEC assesses facilities in Broome, Steuben for gas drilling
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 9/19/2011
Originally Published: 9/18/2011
Wind farm project runs out of air
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 9/18/2011
Originally Published: 9/16/2011
Niagara Falls Water Board Wants To Treat "Fracking Fluid"
Source: WGRZ Buffalo

Posted: 9/12/2011
Originally Published: 9/10/2011
Suffolk water agency courts Nassau village
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/12/2011
Originally Published: 9/2/2011
Suffolk Legislature wades into water debate
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 9/8/2011
Originally Published: 9/8/2011
Environmentalists want more input on hydrofracking
Source: Buffalo Business First

Posted: 9/8/2011
Originally Published: 9/7/2011
DEC: Nevermind on hydrofracking hearing locations
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 9/8/2011
Originally Published: 9/7/2011
NY regulators: Marcellus could generate 55K jobs
Source: The Times Leader

Posted: 9/8/2011
Originally Published: 9/7/2011
DEC Backtracks on Public Meetings
Source: Gotham Gazette

Posted: 9/7/2011
Originally Published: 9/6/2011
Boats Banned From Dumping Sewage in Long Island Sound
Source: New York Times

Posted: 9/7/2011
Originally Published: 9/6/2011
New law bans boaters from dumping sewage into LI Sound
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 9/5/2011
Originally Published: 9/2/2011
Skepticism Directed at Study of Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing
Source: New York Times

Posted: 9/1/2011
Originally Published: 9/1/2011
Scientists, advocates tout information for developing wind power at confrontational session in Cape Vincent
Source: Watertown Daily Times

August

Posted: 8/28/2011
Originally Published: 8/25/2011
A request for Long Island Compost enclosure
Source: The Long Island Advance

Posted: 8/24/2011
Originally Published: 8/24/2011
Fracking foes drill no-show industry
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 8/24/2011
Originally Published: 8/23/2011
EPA cites Northport Village for violations
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/24/2011
Originally Published: 8/23/2011
Senate Hearing Aims to 'Get the Facts on Fracking'
Source: The Epoch Times

Posted: 8/23/2011
Originally Published: 8/23/2011
Darien Stores Oppose Mandatory Plastic Bag Ban
Source: The Daily Darien

Posted: 8/23/2011
Originally Published: 8/22/2011
Northport Village cited for dirty bay waters
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 8/21/2011
Originally Published: 8/19/2011
Trash And Burn
Source: The Capitol

Posted: 8/17/2011
Originally Published: 8/17/2011
Greenhouse gas initiative criticized
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 8/17/2011
Originally Published: 8/16/2011
Suffolk County Legislator Wants Fees For Paper, Plastic Bags At Grocery Stores
Source: WCBS New York

Posted: 8/17/2011
Originally Published: 8/16/2011
Suffolk Plastic Bag Ban Proposed
Source: Fios1 Long Island

Posted: 8/17/2011
Originally Published: 8/16/2011
Community at odds over greenhouse gas initiative
Source: YNN Buffalo

Posted: 8/17/2011
Originally Published: 8/15/2011
Disclose Fracking Chemicals, Says Government Report
Source: The Epoch Times

Posted: 8/17/2011
Originally Published: 8/15/2011
Legislators want to extend fracking comment period
Source: Rochester City Newspaper

Posted: 8/17/2011
Originally Published: 8/15/2011
Comptroller proposes gas cleanup fund
Source: Legislative Gazette

Posted: 8/15/2011
Originally Published: 8/12/2011
Covanta, seeking N.Y. renewable nod, pays $400,000 dioxin fine at Conn. trash-burn plant
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 8/12/2011
Originally Published: 8/11/2011
WATCH: Legislators Speak About Sound Revitalization Plan
Source: Port Jefferson Patch

Posted: 8/11/2011
Originally Published: 8/11/2011
Trash burn plants ask green label, subsidies
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 8/11/2011
Originally Published: 8/11/2011
Fight heats up over waste to energy
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 8/11/2011
Originally Published: 8/10/2011
Burning Garbage to Create Electricity
Source: The Epoch Times

Posted: 8/11/2011
Originally Published: 8/9/2011
L.I. Sound Revitalization Plan Discussed in Port Jeff
Source: Kings Park Patch

Posted: 8/9/2011
Originally Published: 8/9/2011
Bi-state plan to protect Long Island Sound unveiled
Source: North Shore Sun

Posted: 8/9/2011
Originally Published: 8/8/2011
Lawmakers pledge to protect LI Sound
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/5/2011
Originally Published: 8/4/2011
Plastic Bags Banned
Source: The East Hampton Star

Posted: 8/3/2011
Originally Published: 8/2/2011
Local coupons added to town’s recycle rewards program
Source: North Shore Sun

Posted: 8/2/2011
Originally Published: 7/29/2011
East Hampton Village bans plastic bag use
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/2/2011
Originally Published: 7/29/2011
EPA's wise move to cut pollution
Source: Newsday

July

Posted: 7/26/2011
Originally Published: 7/25/2011
Islip orders use of biodegradable oil
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/25/2011
Originally Published: 7/23/2011
Long-needed rules will help protect against mercury
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 7/21/2011
Originally Published: 7/20/2011
Live chat about fracking with Citizens Campaign for the Environment's Brian Smith
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 7/21/2011
Originally Published: 7/10/2011
Public Works Alliance calls for sewer improvements
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 7/20/2011
Originally Published: 7/19/2011
Enviros release top 10 list of fracking concerns
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 7/18/2011
Originally Published: 7/16/2011
Gas-drilling companies hold leases on 30 percent of Finger Lakes
Source: The Ithaca Journal

Posted: 7/15/2011
Originally Published: 7/13/2011
The Capitol Pressroom for July 13, 2011
Source: WCNY

Posted: 7/13/2011
Originally Published: 7/1/2011
DEC outlines new fracking rules
Source: Innovation Trail

Posted: 7/12/2011
Originally Published: 7/12/2011
DEC cuts could impact gas well monitoring
Source: Rochester City Newspaper

Posted: 7/11/2011
Originally Published: 7/8/2011
Suffolk bars coal sealants for pavement
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/11/2011
Originally Published: 7/7/2011
Report: 30 percent of gas rights in Finger Lakes region leased
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 7/11/2011
Originally Published: 7/5/2011
Public Awaits DEC July 8th Release of Fracking Report
Source: WNED Buffalo

Posted: 7/11/2011
Originally Published: 7/1/2011
The Effects of "Fracking" to the Environment 7/1/11
Source: CBS 7 News

Posted: 7/6/2011
Originally Published: 7/6/2011
Two sides still digging into state fracking report
Source: Pressconnects.com

Posted: 7/6/2011
Originally Published: 7/6/2011
DEC fracking report raises environmental worries
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 7/6/2011
Originally Published: 7/5/2011
Lesko: Brookhaven needs landfill's revenue
Source: Newsday

June

Posted: 6/30/2011
Originally Published: 6/29/2011
Report: LI beaches cleaner than last year
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/30/2011
Originally Published: 6/29/2011
Study: Centerport beach rated dirtiest on LI
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 6/29/2011
Originally Published: 6/29/2011
Activists, stores spar over plastic bags
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 6/29/2011
Originally Published: 6/28/2011
Local Grocers Get Report Cards for Reusable Bags
Source: White Plains Patch

Posted: 6/28/2011
Originally Published: 6/28/2011
Westchester Supermarkets Getting High Marks For Helping Environment
Source: WCBS New York

Posted: 6/23/2011
Originally Published: 6/22/2011
Pavers urge executive to veto coal tar ban
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/23/2011
Originally Published: 6/21/2011
Political Analysis - 06/21/11
Source: Progressive Radio Network

Posted: 6/22/2011
Originally Published: 6/19/2011
State legislators approve water resources bill
Source: WBFO Buffalo

Posted: 6/22/2011
Originally Published: 6/7/2011
Conservation groups oppose land swap
Source: The Day

Posted: 6/20/2011
Originally Published: 6/18/2011
Huntington Beach-Cleaning Event Draws 120
Source: Huntington Patch

Posted: 6/20/2011
Originally Published: 6/16/2011
Restore funding for tracking whales
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/20/2011
Originally Published: 6/16/2011
LI leaders honored for smart growth
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 6/13/2011
Originally Published: 6/10/2011
State must treat hazardous fracking waste as such
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 6/10/2011
Originally Published: 6/9/2011
Power plant reports pushed
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 6/10/2011
Originally Published: 6/8/2011
Ethan Hawke, Michael Scott’s fiancee appear in anti-fracking spot
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 6/8/2011
Originally Published: 6/7/2011
Environmentalists Balk at Draft Suffolk Water Plan
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 6/7/2011
Originally Published: 6/7/2011
Environmentalists say Suffolk County water study gives cause for concern
Source: North Shore Sun

Posted: 6/7/2011
Originally Published: 6/6/2011
Report: Suffolk water quality deteriorating
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 6/7/2011
Originally Published: 6/6/2011
Advocates: Preserve Suffolk water quality
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/6/2011
Originally Published: 6/6/2011
Cuomo's deadline not high on list of fracking concerns
Source: Rochester City Newspaper

Posted: 6/6/2011
Originally Published: 6/6/2011
New deadline for N.Y. fracking review draws mixed reviews
Source: Pressconnects.com

Posted: 6/2/2011
Originally Published: 6/1/2011
Testing of radioactive groundwater plume in Yaphank to conclude next week
Source: North Shore Sun

Posted: 6/1/2011
Originally Published: 5/31/2011
Officials probe Yaphank radioactivity
Source: Newsday

May

Posted: 5/30/2011
Originally Published: 5/26/2011
Suffolk Closeup: In the bag
Source: Shelter Island Reporter

Posted: 5/22/2011
Originally Published: 5/20/2011
Passing Solar Jobs Act will benefit entire state
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 5/12/2011
Originally Published: 5/12/2011
Natural gas advocates: Let DEC finish review of fracking
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 5/12/2011
Originally Published: 5/11/2011
Northport OKs loan for treatment plant
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/11/2011
Originally Published: 5/10/2011
Community forum on harbor's future
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/11/2011
Originally Published: 5/9/2011
Gas price run-up takes respite
Source: Los Angeles Times

Posted: 5/9/2011
Originally Published: 5/9/2011
Clean Energy Advocates Call for Long Island Offshore Wind
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 5/6/2011
Originally Published: 5/6/2011
Q: Paper Or Plastic? A: Neither, Use Reusable Instead
Source: Madison Patch

Posted: 5/5/2011
Originally Published: 5/5/2011
Northport falling behind on resolving red tide
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 5/4/2011
Originally Published: 5/4/2011
Join the brainstorming about Interstate 81, the highway that divides Syracuse literally and figuratively
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard

Posted: 5/4/2011
Originally Published: 5/4/2011
ENVIRONMENT: Legislation targets water withdrawals
Source: Rochester City Newspaper

Posted: 5/2/2011
Originally Published: 5/2/2011
Lawsuits, rally in Albany question company's ability to extend land leases for fracking
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard

April

Posted: 4/28/2011
Originally Published: 4/28/2011
Southampton Village Bans Plastic Bags
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 4/28/2011
Originally Published: 4/27/2011
Southampton sacks retailers' plastic bags
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/27/2011
Originally Published: 4/27/2011
Southampton Village bans plastic bags
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 4/25/2011
Originally Published: 4/21/2011
Opinion: What Does Earth Day Mean to You?
Source: Yorktown Patch

Posted: 4/21/2011
Originally Published: 4/10/2011
Opinion: County Campaign Targets Plastic Bag Use
Source: Rye Patch

Posted: 4/18/2011
Originally Published: 4/18/2011
Plans for offshore wind farms sputter
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 4/15/2011
Originally Published: 4/15/2011
Southampton Village To Become First Municipality in New York To Ban Plastic Bags
Source: Southampton Patch

Posted: 4/15/2011
Originally Published: 4/14/2011
Harmful algae found in Northport waters
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/13/2011
Originally Published: 4/11/2011
Activists rally against hydro-fracking
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 4/12/2011
Originally Published: 4/11/2011
Activists travel to Albany to speak out against hydrofracking
Source: WSYR Syracuse

Posted: 4/8/2011
Originally Published: 4/8/2011
$3.6M spent on lobbying hydrofracking moratorium bills
Source: Pressconnects.com

Posted: 4/8/2011
Originally Published: 4/6/2011
Environmentalist working his dream job
Source: Business First

Posted: 4/4/2011
Originally Published: 4/4/2011
Hydrofracking conference glossed over pollution risks
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 4/4/2011
Originally Published: 4/1/2011
LIPA silently inches closer to 2,500 MW deal
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 4/2/2011
Originally Published: 3/31/2011
Brookhaven offers recycling incentives
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/1/2011
Originally Published: 3/31/2011
Is the Groundwater Safe to Drink?
Source: East Hampton Star

March

Posted: 3/30/2011
Originally Published: 3/30/2011
President Obama to fill key posts soon
Source: Hudson Valley Press

Posted: 3/30/2011
Originally Published: 3/23/2011
Medical-waste disposal ordered
Source: Newsday

Posted: 3/28/2011
Originally Published: 3/28/2011
Westchester Says It’s Time To BYOB…Bring Your Own Bag
Source: WCBS New York

Posted: 3/28/2011
Originally Published: 3/25/2011
Brookhaven loses permit to accept sludge
Source: Newsday

Posted: 3/21/2011
Originally Published: 3/18/2011
NY losing ground on solar energy
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 3/18/2011
Originally Published: 3/18/2011
No lake windmills on their minds
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 3/15/2011
Originally Published: 3/15/2011
Letter to the editor: Adopt five-cent bag fee to improve environment
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 3/15/2011
Originally Published: 3/14/2011
Critics: Are nuclear plants near LI safe?
Source: Newsday

Posted: 3/15/2011
Originally Published: 3/10/2011
Questions Arise Over Suffolk Pill Dumping Bill
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 3/14/2011
Originally Published: 3/11/2011
Friend of lakes nominated to IJC
Source: Watertown Daily Times

Posted: 3/13/2011
Originally Published: 3/9/2011
Cleanup at the former GM site in Massena could mean new economic development
Source: MyABC50.com

Posted: 3/8/2011
Originally Published: 3/8/2011
Flush it and forget it? Studies find medications in our drinking water supplies
Source: RiverheadLOCAL.com

February

Posted: 2/28/2011
Originally Published: 2/27/2011
Letter to the editor: Penny charge for plastic bags isn't enough
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/24/2011
Originally Published: 2/24/2011
New York Dumps on Connecticut Snow Dumping
Source: NBC Connecticut

Posted: 2/22/2011
Originally Published: 2/22/2011
Environmentalists upset over snow possibly being dumped in L.I. Sound
Source: North Shore Sun

Posted: 2/17/2011
Originally Published: 2/16/2011
Environmental issues command full attention
Source: Times Beacon Record Media

Posted: 2/15/2011
Originally Published: 2/14/2011
A century later, Glen Cove gas plant cleanup begins
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/11/2011
Originally Published: 2/10/2011
Pollution from sewage found off Long Beach
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/11/2011
Originally Published: 2/8/2011
LI nonprofits go to Albany
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 2/10/2011
Originally Published: 2/10/2011
Pros, cons argued on shopping-bag bill
Source: The Day

Posted: 2/9/2011
Originally Published: 2/8/2011
LIers make most of Lobby Day in Albany
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/8/2011
Originally Published: 2/8/2011
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle seeks to rescind regulations she thinks are bad for business
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard

Posted: 2/5/2011
Originally Published: 2/4/2011
Whales Appearing in New York Harbor in Greater Numbers
Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

January

Posted: 1/31/2011
Originally Published: 1/30/2011
Whales return to New York City: Massive mammals appearing again in seas near city; draws sightseers
Source: NY Daily News

Posted: 1/31/2011
Originally Published: 1/27/2011
Conservation groups worry about Cuomo's cuts
Source: Newsday

Posted: 1/18/2011
Originally Published: 1/18/2011
AG Schneiderman goes after PA power plant
Source: Legislative Gazette

Posted: 1/7/2011
Originally Published: 1/7/2011
Taking aim at acid rain
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 1/6/2011
Originally Published: 1/4/2011
Cuomo taps Martens for top DEC post
Source: Newsday

Posted: 1/5/2011
Originally Published: 1/5/2011
Cuomo taps ESF grad for DEC
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard