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News Archive: 2013

December

Posted: 12/20/2013
Originally Published: 12/19/2013
Groups Cry Foul Over Dunkirk Repowering Deal; File Suit Over Lack of Access
Source: Ithaca Times

Posted: 12/20/2013
Originally Published: 12/18/2013
Suffolk Settles $2 million environmental lawsuit
Source: WSHU Public Radio Group

Posted: 12/5/2013
Originally Published: 12/5/2013
Nassau County Stop & Shops Pilot Program to Prevent Prescription Meds from Being Flushed
Source: LongIsland.com

Posted: 12/5/2013
Originally Published: 12/4/2013
Leftover drug disposal launched at Stop & Shop
Source: Newsday

Posted: 12/5/2013
Originally Published: 12/4/2013
Nassau County Pilot Program: Don’t Flush Away Unwanted Prescription Drugs
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 12/2/2013
Originally Published: 12/2/2013
Norwalk activist fears future storm surge would flood sewage treatment plant
Source: Nancy on Norwalk

November

Posted: 11/26/2013
Originally Published: 11/25/2013
State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking
Source: CTnow

Posted: 11/25/2013
Originally Published: 11/24/2013
Mangano faces serious issues in second term as Nassau exec
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/8/2013
Originally Published: 11/6/2013
Cox raps Cuomo on ‘fracking’ delay
Source: The Buffalo News

October

Posted: 10/30/2013
Originally Published: 10/29/2013
Over $1M in grants for health of Long Island Sound
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/24/2013
Originally Published: 10/23/2013
[EXCLUSIVE] Lockheed Agrees to Send Toxins to Drinking Wells
Source: Huntington Buzz

Posted: 10/21/2013
Originally Published: 10/18/2013
Water Quality Forum at Syosset-Woodbury Community Center
Source: Syosset Patch

Posted: 10/18/2013
Originally Published: 10/16/2013
Environmentalists laud work of Protection Fund
Source: WBFO Buffalo

Posted: 10/17/2013
Originally Published: 10/16/2013
An urgent call for action to protect island's water quality
Source: Riverhead Local

Posted: 10/17/2013
Originally Published: 10/15/2013
Environmental coalition advocates for LI water quality
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/8/2013
Originally Published: 10/5/2013
Trump's Plum Island Golf Course Development: Welcome to Anthrax Acres
Source: The Day

Posted: 10/3/2013
Originally Published: 10/1/2013
Northport vets hospital touts energy conversion
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/2/2013
Originally Published: 10/1/2013
Donald Trump wants Plum Island for golf course
Source: Newsday

September

Posted: 9/30/2013
Originally Published: 9/29/2013
Local lawmakers oppose sale of Plum Island
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/30/2013
Originally Published: 9/26/2013
What's in the water? Updates from our panel discussion
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/30/2013
Originally Published: 9/26/2013
Potential groundwater threat seen from composting
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/26/2013
Originally Published: 9/25/2013
Lawmakers air concerns about Long Island Sound
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/25/2013
Originally Published: 9/24/2013
Nitrogen growing threat to LI waters
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/24/2013
Originally Published: 9/23/2013
Pollution and LI’s Drinking Water
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/19/2013
Originally Published: 9/18/2013
Organizers hope water-quality forum will be a 'call to action'
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/11/2013
Originally Published: 9/10/2013
Long Island Partnership to Combat Polluted Waters
Source: The Wall Street Journal, Metropolis Blog

Posted: 9/11/2013
Originally Published: 9/10/2013
Long Island environmental groups form clean water coalition
Source: WSHU Public Radio Group

Posted: 9/11/2013
Originally Published: 9/10/2013
New plan focuses on lowering Long Island's nitrogen pollution
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/10/2013
Originally Published: 9/9/2013
Suffolk open-space fund falls below $400G
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/10/2013
Originally Published: 9/9/2013
Bellone eyes $28 million for sewage upgrades, housing
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/10/2013
Originally Published: 9/6/2013
DEC: No timeframe on hydrofracking decision
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 9/10/2013
Originally Published: 9/4/2013
Sand Land Mine Under Investigation
Source: The Independent

Posted: 9/9/2013
Originally Published: 9/6/2013
Environmentalists back $5B bond act
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 9/9/2013
Originally Published: 9/6/2013
Environmental Advocates Say Better Staffing More Important than Bond Act
Source: WXXI News

August

Posted: 8/22/2013
Originally Published: 8/20/2013
Bill proposes 10-cent disposable bag fee
Source: Metro

Posted: 8/5/2013
Originally Published: 8/4/2013
Letter: Cuts will stifle progress made on lakes cleanup
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 8/1/2013
Originally Published: 7/31/2013
Long Island’s Offshore LNG Port Proposal’s Critics Fear Fracking Exports on Horizon
Source: Long Island Press

July

Posted: 7/29/2013
Originally Published: 7/28/2013
Environmental groups sue state over dairy farm rules
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 7/28/2013
Originally Published: 7/26/2013
WNY Has 3 of State's Worst Greenhouse Gas Polluters
Source: WGRZ Buffalo

Posted: 7/26/2013
Originally Published: 7/25/2013
Shark-finning ban nears
Source: Albany Times-Union

Posted: 7/25/2013
Originally Published: 7/25/2013
The Future of Coal
Source: Artvoice

Posted: 7/24/2013
Originally Published: 7/23/2013
DEC finds manganese in LI water samples near compost sites
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/23/2013
Originally Published: 7/21/2013
Nassau vote on sewer repair funds worries some
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/17/2013
Originally Published: 7/16/2013
Environmental Groups Unite to Oppose Moodus Reservoir Herbicide Treatment
Source: The Haddams-Killingworth Patch

Posted: 7/17/2013
Originally Published: 7/16/2013
NY, Conn. lawmakers try to halt Plum Island sale
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Posted: 7/16/2013
Originally Published: 7/16/2013
Nassau OKs $262M for Bay Park Sewage Plant Repairs
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 7/16/2013
Originally Published: 7/15/2013
Nassau OKs $262M for sewer upgrades
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/15/2013
Originally Published: 7/14/2013
Coal plant’s planned shift to natural gas fuels energy debate
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 7/15/2013
Originally Published: 7/14/2013
Lake Ontario residents contest plans for managing water levels
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 7/11/2013
Originally Published: 7/10/2013
Hearing held on natural gas plan for NY-NJ coast
Source: Businessweek

Posted: 7/10/2013
Originally Published: 7/9/2013
Hearing held on natural gas plan for NY-NJ coast
Source: Asbury Park Press

Posted: 7/10/2013
Originally Published: 7/9/2013
Angry crowd confronts Liberty Natural Gas over South Shore plan
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/9/2013
Originally Published: 7/8/2013
Stop & Shop ends rebates for reusable bags
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/3/2013
Originally Published: 6/30/2013
Asian shore crabs 1 threat to Long Island Sound ecosystem
Source: The Journal News

June

Posted: 6/26/2013
Originally Published: 6/25/2013
AP News Break: Feds push ahead with Plum Island sale
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Posted: 6/25/2013
Originally Published: 6/24/2013
$50M Long Island Compost Deal Unveiled
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 6/25/2013
Originally Published: 6/24/2013
Environmentalists Want More Information More Quickly On Sewage Pollution
Source: Hudson Valley News

Posted: 6/25/2013
Originally Published: 6/24/2013
Yaphank compost maker plans to modernize
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/25/2013
Originally Published: 6/24/2013
Long Island Compost to build $50M compost plant
Source: Long Island Business News

Posted: 6/24/2013
Originally Published: 6/23/2013
Yaphank composter agrees to waste management pact
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/24/2013
Originally Published: 6/21/2013
Water experts, advocates gather in Riverhead
Source: Riverhead News-Review

Posted: 6/24/2013
Originally Published: 6/21/2013
DEC’s sewage discharge reports lack details
Source: Investigative Post

Posted: 6/24/2013
Originally Published: 6/21/2013
Northport Sewage Plant Gets $1.5M for Upgrade
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 6/24/2013
Originally Published: 6/20/2013
Nassau, Suffolk seek to create aquifer council
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/20/2013
Originally Published: 6/19/2013
New laws aim to alert Stamford residents of sewage spills
Source: Stamford Advocate

Posted: 6/20/2013
Originally Published: 6/18/2013
Esty, Malloy Claim Victory Over Energy Policy Issues
Source: CT News Junkie

Posted: 6/17/2013
Originally Published: 6/16/2013
Horseshoe crab quest: Rye students help track survivors of the Ice Age
Source: The Journal News

Posted: 6/12/2013
Originally Published: 6/12/2013
'Unusually high' numbers of fish dying in many WNY waterways
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 6/12/2013
Originally Published: 6/12/2013
Changing lake levels a concern
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 6/12/2013
Originally Published: 6/11/2013
Council plans plastic-bag crackdown
Source: Crain's New York Business

Posted: 6/10/2013
Originally Published: 6/9/2013
Citizen action makes a difference: Local environmentalists win campaign against Jamestown’s proposed coal plant
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 6/10/2013
Originally Published: 6/6/2013
Disclosure of Plum Island contamination sought
Source: Newsday

May

Posted: 5/28/2013
Originally Published: 5/25/2013
Heavy rains turn Lake Erie into a toilet
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 5/21/2013
Originally Published: 5/21/2013
Save the River: More than 600 pro-Bv7 telegrams headed to Gov. Cuomo’s office
Source: Watertown Daily Times

Posted: 5/20/2013
Originally Published: 5/19/2013
More funding sought for Long Island Sound
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/15/2013
Originally Published: 5/15/2013
Bay Park Sewage Plant Sandy Repairs Continue
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 5/15/2013
Originally Published: 5/14/2013
Nassau seeks $500M for Bay Park sewage pipe
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/2/2013
Originally Published: 4/30/2013
Shining light on sewer overflows
Source: Investigative Post

April

Posted: 4/30/2013
Originally Published: 4/26/2013
Long Island Hosting Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 4/30/2013
Originally Published: 4/25/2013
Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: where and why to participate
Source: Riverhead Local

Posted: 4/25/2013
Originally Published: 4/25/2013
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is Saturday
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 4/25/2013
Originally Published: 4/25/2013
Erie County air quality continues to improve
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 4/24/2013
Originally Published: 4/24/2013
New York and Connecticut Congressional Leaders Advocate for $10 Million for Long Island Sound Protection
Source: The Rockland Star

Posted: 4/23/2013
Originally Published: 4/23/2013
Higgins announces Great Lakes bill
Source: The Tonawanda News

Posted: 4/23/2013
Originally Published: 4/22/2013
Higgins introduces legislation to protect the Great Lakes
Source: YNN Buffalo

Posted: 4/23/2013
Originally Published: 4/22/2013
Romaine: Yaphank lakes project 'horribly off track'
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/22/2013
Originally Published: 4/21/2013
Toxic legacy’s time bomb
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 4/17/2013
Originally Published: 4/16/2013
Environmental groups push bi-national commission to advance lake levels plan
Source: Rochester City Newspaper

Posted: 4/17/2013
Originally Published: 4/16/2013
Environmentalists urge Gov. Cuomo to support IJC’s Bv7 water management proposal
Source: Watertown Daily Times

Posted: 4/17/2013
Originally Published: 4/16/2013
Powell: Farms vs. environmentalists on agricultural chemicals
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/16/2013
Originally Published: 4/16/2013
Bishop Revives Bill Targeting Billions In Big Oil Tax Breaks
Source: The East Hampton Press

Posted: 4/11/2013
Originally Published: 4/11/2013
DEC’s pesticide ‘strategy’ criticized at public hearing
Source: Riverhead News-Review

Posted: 4/7/2013
Originally Published: 4/4/2013
Revamped state policy on pesticides splits farmers, environmentalists
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/7/2013
Originally Published: 4/3/2013
DEC hearing on pesticide management plan set for tonight
Source: Riverhead News-Review

Posted: 4/3/2013
Originally Published: 4/2/2013
Officials: Pesticides In Long Island Water Pose No Known Health Threat
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 4/3/2013
Originally Published: 4/2/2013
Esposito: New York isn't protecting Long Island's aquifer
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/2/2013
Originally Published: 4/2/2013
Another municipality outlaws disposable plastic bags
Source: MidHudsonNews.com

Posted: 4/1/2013
Originally Published: 3/29/2013
Community View: Millions have pharma drugs in water; better disposal needed
Source: The Journal News

March

Posted: 3/25/2013
Originally Published: 3/24/2013
Larchmont Village Bans Plastic Bags
Source: Westchester.com

Posted: 3/21/2013
Originally Published: 3/21/2013
Larchmont village bans plastic bags
Source: Mid-Hudson News Network

Posted: 3/20/2013
Originally Published: 3/14/2013
Brookhaven Town gives energy plan green light
Source: Times Beacon Record Newspapers

Posted: 3/18/2013
Originally Published: 3/15/2013
Fire Island Breach Repair Firm Sought
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 3/17/2013
Originally Published: 3/14/2013
Bellone: "We Want That Breach To Be Closed Now"
Source: Babylon Village Patch

Posted: 3/17/2013
Originally Published: 3/14/2013
Your tap water is probably laced with antidepressants
Source: Salon.com

Posted: 3/7/2013
Originally Published: 3/5/2013
Report: Unused drugs end up in LI water supply
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Posted: 3/7/2013
Originally Published: 3/5/2013
Campaign Under Way Against Unused Drugs In L.I. Water Supply
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 3/6/2013
Originally Published: 3/4/2013
Drugs ending up in water supply in Suffolk
Source: Newsday

Posted: 3/6/2013
Originally Published: 2/25/2013
Submerged superstorm debris threatens tourism
Source: The Japan Times

Posted: 3/5/2013
Originally Published: 3/3/2013
Official: Sandy debris burns in Yaphank hurt air quality
Source: Newsday

Posted: 3/5/2013
Originally Published: 3/2/2013
Plastic bags: More municipalities consider bans
Source: The Journal News

February

Posted: 2/28/2013
Originally Published: 2/28/2013
Advocacy Group: Burning Debris Worsened Conditions Surrounding Landfill
Source: The Village Patch

Posted: 2/21/2013
Originally Published: 2/17/2013
Submerged superstorm debris threatens tourism
Source: Stamford Advocate

Posted: 2/14/2013
Originally Published: 2/13/2013
Environmental groups upset over proposal to ease clearcutting rules in Adirondacks
Source: North Country Now

Posted: 2/13/2013
Originally Published: 2/11/2013
Schools Unite to Support a Plastic Bag Ban, Fee or Tax in NYC
Source: Huffington Post Blog

Posted: 2/11/2013
Originally Published: 1/13/2013
What happens with dredge spoil in the Sound?
Source: Riverhead News Review

Posted: 2/7/2013
Originally Published: 2/4/2013
Which Would You Rather Have: Cheap Cow’s Milk or Clean Drinking Water?
Source: Care2.com

Posted: 2/7/2013
Originally Published: 2/3/2013
Suffolk open space program nearly out of funds
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/6/2013
Originally Published: 1/31/2013
State airs groundwater-protection proposal
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/6/2013
Originally Published: 1/31/2013
Editorial: It's long past time for action at the Bay Park plant
Source: Long Island Herald

Posted: 2/6/2013
Originally Published: 1/30/2013
Sandy Debris, Extreme Weather Fears Raised at Babylon Hearing
Source: Long Island Press

January

Posted: 1/24/2013
Originally Published: 1/22/2013
$142B Cuomo budget: $4B Sandy aid, 3% school spending hike
Source: Newsday

Posted: 1/20/2013
Originally Published: 1/16/2013
'Green ecosystem' plan offered at hearing
Source: Newsday

Posted: 1/20/2013
Originally Published: 1/13/2013
Sandy delays health, environment studies
Source: Newsday

Posted: 1/7/2013
Originally Published: 1/3/2013
Is hydrofracking safe with DEC?
Source: Investigative Post