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News Archive: 2012

December

Posted: 12/20/2012
Originally Published: 12/19/2012
Environmental groups issue plan for sewage plant
Source: Newsday

Posted: 12/20/2012
Originally Published: 12/19/2012
Environmentalists Urge Repairs at Bay Park Sewage Plant
Source: FiOS1 Long Island

Posted: 12/19/2012
Originally Published: 12/18/2012
Bay Park sewage plant returning to pre-storm operations
Source: Newsday

Posted: 12/19/2012
Originally Published: 12/18/2012
Burning Sandy Debris on Long Island Triggers Health Concerns
Source: NBC New York

Posted: 12/5/2012
Originally Published: 12/5/2012
$350K study to look at downtown development
Source: LI Herald

Posted: 12/5/2012
Originally Published: 12/4/2012
Upstate landfills to get debris from Sandy
Source: Newsday

November

Posted: 11/30/2012
Originally Published: 11/28/2012
Role of Brookhaven Landfill Looms Larger in Wake of Hurricane Sandy
Source: South Shore Press

Posted: 11/29/2012
Originally Published: 11/28/2012
State orders removal of storm-damaged vehicles
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/27/2012
Originally Published: 11/27/2012
Get Your Free Reusable Bags Saturday
Source: White Plains Patch

Posted: 11/26/2012
Originally Published: 11/23/2012
Romaine takes in group's landfill concerns
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/19/2012
Originally Published: 11/16/2012
Letters: Sewage issue needs repair
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/19/2012
Originally Published: 11/15/2012
Concerns over sewage leak in Rockaways
Source: WABC-TV New York

Posted: 11/15/2012
Originally Published: 11/15/2012
Perfect day to start recycling
Source: Investigative Post

Posted: 11/15/2012
Originally Published: 11/15/2012
Add sewage to list of Sandy-related woes
Source: UPI.com

Posted: 11/15/2012
Originally Published: 11/15/2012
EPA to decide future of dredging in Sound
Source: The Day

Posted: 11/14/2012
Originally Published: 11/13/2012
Residents fear health risks from leaking Bay Park sewage plant
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 11/14/2012
Originally Published: 11/12/2012
Partially Treated Sewage Flowing into Nassau Waterway
Source: FiOS1 Long Island

Posted: 11/13/2012
Originally Published: 11/12/2012
Some Homes Condemned Following Raw Sewage Leak On Long Islandís South Shore
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 11/12/2012
Originally Published: 11/11/2012
Millions of gallons of partially treated sewage flowing into waterway
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/4/2012
Originally Published: 11/1/2012
3 sewage plants in Nassau damaged in storm
Source: Newsday

October

Posted: 10/31/2012
Originally Published: 10/26/2012
State urged to yank Yaphank landfill permit
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/29/2012
Originally Published: 10/27/2012
Lakes not so great for wind projects, according to new energy blueprint
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 10/25/2012
Originally Published: 10/25/2012
Activists to DEC: Suspend Brookhaven landfill permit
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 10/25/2012
Originally Published: 10/25/2012
Sparks fly at local pipeline hearing
Source: The Daily Star

Posted: 10/25/2012
Originally Published: 10/24/2012
LIPA pursues possible Suffolk power plant
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/22/2012
Originally Published: 10/19/2012
Letters: Gas energy isn't the best bet
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/21/2012
Originally Published: 10/18/2012
Plum Island draft environmental report blasted
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/21/2012
Originally Published: 10/17/2012
Feds holding hearings on Plum Island sale
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 10/18/2012
Originally Published: 10/17/2012
Plum Island advocates speak out against proposed sale
Source: The Day

Posted: 10/8/2012
Originally Published: 10/7/2012
Gov. Andrew Cuomo struggles to find middle ground on hydrofracking
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 10/8/2012
Originally Published: 10/6/2012
Should Utahns alert neighbors to pesticide use?
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Posted: 10/2/2012
Originally Published: 10/1/2012
LIPA vote on generators due Tuesday
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/2/2012
Originally Published: 9/30/2012
Water suppliers to fund Nassau aquifer system
Source: Newsday

September

Posted: 9/27/2012
Originally Published: 9/26/2012
Panelists discuss hydrofracking in Marcellus
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard

Posted: 9/26/2012
Originally Published: 9/26/2012
Albany bid to 'repower' old plants could help LI
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/25/2012
Originally Published: 9/25/2012
Darien RTM Rejects Proposal to Ban Plastic Bags
Source: Darien Patch

Posted: 9/25/2012
Originally Published: 9/24/2012
Cuomo: No timetable on Health Department fracking review
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin

Posted: 9/25/2012
Originally Published: 9/21/2012
Reaction mixed to DECís hydrofracking announcement
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 9/20/2012
Originally Published: 9/20/2012
White Plains to hold contest to promote reusable bags
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/13/2012
Originally Published: 9/10/2012
Andrew Cuomo: No rush to decide fracking
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 9/12/2012
Originally Published: 9/12/2012
Scotts Miracle-Gro fined $12.5M for toxic products
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 9/4/2012
Originally Published: 9/4/2012
Editorial: Stop drugs from contaminating our water
Source: Newsday

August

Posted: 8/27/2012
Originally Published: 8/25/2012
Green tech for parking lots gain ground
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/17/2012
Originally Published: 8/13/2012
Dairy regulations to be focus of Albany 'Yogurt Summit'
Source: The Ithaca Journal

Posted: 8/14/2012
Originally Published: 8/14/2012
New pipe reroutes Jones Beach sewage
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/14/2012
Originally Published: 8/14/2012
Groups sue Brookhaven over landfill expansion
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 8/14/2012
Originally Published: 8/13/2012
Community coalition tries to block landfill expansion
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/13/2012
Originally Published: 8/13/2012
Sewage Right To Know Act signed into law
Source: NorwalkPlus.com

Posted: 8/13/2012
Originally Published: 8/12/2012
Researchers to map Long Island Sound seafloor
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/13/2012
Originally Published: 8/10/2012
Are We Doing Enough to Preserve the Long Island Sound?
Source: Kings Park Patch

Posted: 8/11/2012
Originally Published: 8/10/2012
Unchecked sewage oversight to change
Source: The Tonawanda News

Posted: 8/11/2012
Originally Published: 8/9/2012
Grisanti Sponsored "Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act" Signed By Governor
Source: WGRZ Buffalo

Posted: 8/10/2012
Originally Published: 8/9/2012
Cuomo Signs Sewage Notification Bill
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 8/10/2012
Originally Published: 8/9/2012
Andrew Cuomo signs sewage discharge bill
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 8/9/2012
Originally Published: 8/9/2012
Bellone eyes Suffolk sewer district merger
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/9/2012
Originally Published: 8/9/2012
Sewage dump in Hudson could threaten Ironman
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/6/2012
Originally Published: 8/6/2012
Letter to the editor: NYers continue to say 'no' to fracking
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard

Posted: 8/5/2012
Originally Published: 8/5/2012
Documents tell of wind farm planís demise
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 8/2/2012
Originally Published: 8/1/2012
Port Jefferson businesses agree to toss plastic bags
Source: Port Times Record

Posted: 8/2/2012
Originally Published: 8/1/2012
BYOBóBring Your Own Bag!
Source: Boating Times Long Island

Posted: 8/1/2012
Originally Published: 8/1/2012
Letter to the editor: Restoring Great Lakes should be a top priority
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 8/1/2012
Originally Published: 7/31/2012
State leaders tout offshore LI wind farms
Source: Newsday

July

Posted: 7/31/2012
Originally Published: 7/31/2012
Forum pushes for offshore wind off Long Island
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 7/30/2012
Originally Published: 7/29/2012
Mamaroneck approves ban of plastic bags at stores
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 7/30/2012
Originally Published: 7/27/2012
Assemblyman Ryan Urges Renewable Energy Focus For Energy Highway Action Plan
Source: WGRZ Buffalo

Posted: 7/27/2012
Originally Published: 7/26/2012
Mather Hospital raises eyebrows for flushing unused drugs
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 7/25/2012
Originally Published: 7/25/2012
Groups, officials give claws down to lobster fishing moratorium
Source: Shoreline Times

Posted: 7/24/2012
Originally Published: 7/24/2012
Lobstermen, Conn. officials rail against proposed moratorium on lobster fishing in Long Island Sound
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/24/2012
Originally Published: 7/23/2012
CCE: Don't punish the victims, address the problem
Source: ConnecticutPlus.com

Posted: 7/23/2012
Originally Published: 7/23/2012
Following new restrictions on lobstermen, a demand to restore funding for L.I. Sound
Source: Riverhead Local

Posted: 7/22/2012
Originally Published: 7/20/2012
Environmental report touches off new Plum Island controversy
Source: The Connecticut Mirror

Posted: 7/20/2012
Originally Published: 7/20/2012
Editorial: Lost Lobsters
Source: Cablevision Long Island

Posted: 7/20/2012
Originally Published: 7/19/2012
Will LIPA and National Grid do better the next time a hurricane hits Long Island?
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 7/19/2012
Originally Published: 7/19/2012
Decommissioning of nation's first peacetime research reactor completed at BNL
Source: Riverhead Review

Posted: 7/19/2012
Originally Published: 7/18/2012
Federal agency backs NY Plum Island sale
Source: Associated Press

Posted: 7/18/2012
Originally Published: 7/18/2012
Mamaroneck Village Bans Plastic Bags
Source: Westchester.com

Posted: 7/3/2012
Originally Published: 7/3/2012
Hydrofracking issue in New York falls to an environmentalist
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard

Posted: 7/2/2012
Originally Published: 6/29/2012
Yaphank Residents Raising A Stink About Brookhaven Town Landfill
Source: CBS New York

June

Posted: 6/27/2012
Originally Published: 6/27/2012
Long Island on the verge of a water crisis
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 6/25/2012
Originally Published: 6/23/2012
New Law Requires Public Water-Quality Updates on Sewage Dumping
Source: DNAinfo.com New York

Posted: 6/25/2012
Originally Published: 6/23/2012
N.Y. Legislature passes sewage right-to-know bill, sends unclaimed bottle deposits into environmental fund
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 6/24/2012
Originally Published: 6/21/2012
Civic meeting about landfill and compost facility draws crowd
Source: The Long Island Advance

Posted: 6/24/2012
Originally Published: 6/21/2012
Sewage pollution disclosure bill passes
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 6/24/2012
Originally Published: 6/21/2012
'No swim' alert for sewage spills
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 6/8/2012
Originally Published: 6/7/2012
Esposito: Let us know
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 6/2/2012
Originally Published: 5/31/2012
OpEd: Kern-Rugile: Carrot & stick on plastic bags
Source: Newsday

May

Posted: 5/29/2012
Originally Published: 5/25/2012
Bring your own bag to shop, help the environment
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 5/29/2012
Originally Published: 5/10/2012
Study: Long Island Drinking Water Quality Getting Progressively Worse
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 5/24/2012
Originally Published: 5/23/2012
Plan would save Suffolk environmental jobs
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/23/2012
Originally Published: 5/15/2012
Letters To The Editor: Applauds Sewage Overflow Law
Source: Hartford Courant

Posted: 5/22/2012
Originally Published: 5/21/2012
School pesticide ban kept intact: CCE
Source: Environmental Headlines

Posted: 5/21/2012
Originally Published: 5/21/2012
Bill could spur solar energy on LI
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/16/2012
Originally Published: 5/15/2012
Require sewer operators to alert the public of overflows
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/15/2012
Originally Published: 5/13/2012
Group aims to boost recycling rates through awareness
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 5/15/2012
Originally Published: 5/12/2012
Brian P. Smith: Law would inform public of sewage overflows
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 5/15/2012
Originally Published: 5/10/2012
Buffalo Recycling Alliance Launches Today
Source: Buffalo Rising

Posted: 5/8/2012
Originally Published: 5/6/2012
Lesko warns of cuts as landfill plan opposed
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/3/2012
Originally Published: 5/1/2012
VIDEO: Long Island's Drinking Water - Challenges and Solutions
Source: Ecocentric Blog

April

Posted: 4/24/2012
Originally Published: 4/24/2012
State Budget Includes Funding for Western Bays Pollution Study
Source: Wantagh-Seaford Patch

Posted: 4/23/2012
Originally Published: 4/22/2012
Carpino Votes to Support Greater Public Notice for Sewage Spills
Source: Middletown Patch

Posted: 4/21/2012
Originally Published: 4/20/2012
House passes groundbreaking Sewage Right To Know Act
Source: Environmental Headlines

Posted: 4/20/2012
Originally Published: 4/18/2012
Kick the plastic habit
Source: Port Times Record

Posted: 4/16/2012
Originally Published: 4/14/2012
Pols, Enviros Push for Long Island Sound Funding
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 4/16/2012
Originally Published: 4/13/2012
New bill would require sewage spills in Long Island Sound be posted online
Source: The New Haven Register

Posted: 4/16/2012
Originally Published: 4/13/2012
Lawmakers press for funds to protect Sound
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/15/2012
Originally Published: 4/12/2012
CT Senate passes Sewage Right to Know Act
Source: ConnecticutPlus.com

Posted: 4/13/2012
Originally Published: 4/12/2012
Communities campaign against plastic bags
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/13/2012
Originally Published: 4/12/2012
Drilling method ignites environmental challenge
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 4/11/2012
Originally Published: 4/10/2012
Question Of The Day: Rain Barrels
Source: Port Washington Patch

March

Posted: 3/29/2012
Originally Published: 3/27/2012
Coal-fired power plan left out of state budget
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 3/27/2012
Originally Published: 3/27/2012
Editorial Reply: Brookhavenís Landfill
Source: Cablevision Long Island

Posted: 3/23/2012
Originally Published: 3/22/2012
Coal-fired power proposal attacked
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 3/22/2012
Originally Published: 3/22/2012
Coal power proposal criticized
Source: The Tonawanda News

Posted: 3/19/2012
Originally Published: 3/18/2012
Could ban on pesticides at schools be lifted?
Source: NC Advertiser

Posted: 3/14/2012
Originally Published: 3/13/2012
Both GOP & Dems Applaud Creation of Suffolk Land Bank
Source: LI Politics.com

Posted: 3/14/2012
Originally Published: 3/12/2012
Enough Being Done to Help Northport Harbor?
Source: Northport Patch

Posted: 3/12/2012
Originally Published: 3/7/2012
Desal on the Docket
Source: Rockland County Times

Posted: 3/12/2012
Originally Published: 3/6/2012
Public Hearing On Proposed Hudson River Water Treatment Plant Takes Place Today
Source: Nyack-Piermont Patch

Posted: 3/11/2012
Originally Published: 3/9/2012
Public has a right to know about contamination
Source: CT Post

Posted: 3/7/2012
Originally Published: 3/6/2012
Brookhaven locals decry landfill proposal
Source: Newsday

Posted: 3/5/2012
Originally Published: 3/3/2012
Bill would add premium price to power from burning trash
Source: The Day

February

Posted: 2/24/2012
Originally Published: 2/23/2012
Suffolk County Septic Systems Polluting Water Supply
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/23/2012
Solar Power, Global Warming, Frack Waste Targets Of Enviros' "Super Bills"
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/19/2012
Suffolk Closeup: Outcry over open space
Source: Shelter Island Reporter

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/17/2012
Has New York missed the gas-drilling boom?
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/17/2012
Opinion: The dark side of composting
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/16/2012
Diverse Long Island coalition lobbies in Albany
Source: Long Island Business News: Young Island

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/15/2012
Kansas biolab project on life support
Source: Homeland Security News Wire

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/15/2012
Long Island Lobby Day Presses NY Pols in Albany
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/14/2012
Rockland Water Coalition Receives Response To Request
Source: Pearl River Patch

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/13/2012
White House cuts funding for Kan. lab
Source: The Hutchinson News

Posted: 2/23/2012
Originally Published: 2/8/2012
Call to ban three pesticides
Source: Times Beacon Record

Posted: 2/20/2012
Originally Published: 2/17/2012
Brookhaven: Changes at Yaphank compost site discussed
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/17/2012
Originally Published: 2/16/2012
Plum Island proponents buoyed by Obama decision
Source: The Day

Posted: 2/14/2012
Originally Published: 2/14/2012
Budget cuts put Kansas biodefense lab on shaky ground
Source: The Kansas City Star

Posted: 2/14/2012
Originally Published: 2/9/2012
Spencer Asks County to Cover Remaining Sewer Plant Upgrade Cost
Source: Northport Patch

Posted: 2/13/2012
Originally Published: 2/11/2012
Lavalle environmental forum finds consensus
Source: Newsday

January

Posted: 1/29/2012
Originally Published: 1/27/2012
'Fracking' support by Obama roils N.Y. debate
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 1/29/2012
Originally Published: 1/26/2012
New Effort to Ban Three Chemicals Used on Long Island
Source: The East Hampton Star

Posted: 1/26/2012
Originally Published: 1/23/2012
Groups Rally For Fracking Bills in NY State
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Posted: 1/23/2012
Originally Published: 1/23/2012
Higgins: mail facility closing violates policy act
Source: Dunkirk Observer

Posted: 1/23/2012
Originally Published: 1/21/2012
Closing of post office needs environmental review
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 1/18/2012
Originally Published: 1/17/2012
Town extends comment period on Forge River
Source: Newsday

Posted: 1/16/2012
Originally Published: 1/11/2012
Ban sought for chemicals in drinking water
Source: Newsday

Posted: 1/16/2012
Originally Published: 1/11/2012
Fracking opponents call for ban in NYS
Source: WIVB Buffalo

Posted: 1/16/2012
Originally Published: 1/11/2012
Supporters and Opponents of Fracking Express Concerns With DEC Proposal
Source: WGRZ Buffalo

Posted: 1/16/2012
Originally Published: 1/11/2012
Public comment closes on hydrofracking
Source: YNN Buffalo

Posted: 1/16/2012
Originally Published: 1/11/2012
Environmental groups call on DEC to ban 3 top pesticides
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 1/11/2012
Originally Published: 1/11/2012
Boxes and boxes of comments for DEC on hydrofracking deadline
Source: North Country Public Radio

Posted: 1/11/2012
Originally Published: 1/10/2012
Recap: Busy hydrofracking day in Albany
Source: Politics on the Hudson

Posted: 1/10/2012
Originally Published: 1/9/2012
Green initiatives part of Cuomo's economic plan
Source: Legislative Gazette

Posted: 1/10/2012
Originally Published: 1/8/2012
Cuomo speech buoys fracking opponents
Source: The Schenectady Daily Gazette