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News Archive: 2015

December

Posted: 12/22/2015
Originally Published: 12/21/2015
Connecticut advocates laud Senate passage of microbead ban
Source: The Middletown Press

Posted: 12/22/2015
Originally Published: 12/21/2015
Nature Conservancy, Suffolk's man-made wetland may reduce nitrogen levels
Source: Newsday

Posted: 12/2/2015
Originally Published: 12/1/2015
Niagara County Legislature salutes retiring chairman Ross
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 12/2/2015
Originally Published: 12/1/2015
Few weigh in on microbeads ban
Source: Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Posted: 12/2/2015
Originally Published: 11/30/2015
Massive Fish Die-Off Spotted Along Glen Cove Creek
Source: CBS New York

November

Posted: 11/30/2015
Originally Published: 11/30/2015
State Gets Good Grades For Climate Change Preparations
Source: Hartford Courant

Posted: 11/24/2015
Originally Published: 11/23/2015
Environmental coalition opposing natural gas transmission line
Source: New Haven Register

Posted: 11/23/2015
Originally Published: 11/18/2015
Tompkins lawmakers ban microbeads
Source: Ithaca Journal

Posted: 11/19/2015
Originally Published: 11/17/2015
Tompkins County Bans Microbeads, Passes 2016 Budget
Source: Ithaca Journal

Posted: 11/13/2015
Originally Published: 11/12/2015
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejects proposed gas terminal off coast
Source: The Washington Post

Posted: 11/13/2015
Originally Published: 11/11/2015
Pushing for a larger wilderness in Adirondacks
Source: Albany Times Union

Posted: 11/6/2015
Originally Published: 11/5/2015
Suffolk Legislators & County Exec. Steve Bellone: Banning Microbeads, Protecting Our Water
Source: LongIsland.com

Posted: 11/6/2015
Originally Published: 11/1/2015
LI power plants' freshwater usage breeds concern
Source: Newsday

Posted: 11/5/2015
Originally Published: 11/5/2015
Bill to ban chemical from personal, cleaning products
Source: Orchard Park Bee

October

Posted: 10/29/2015
Originally Published: 10/27/2015
Sand Land Expansion Won't Be Settled Quickly
Source: The Southampton Press

Posted: 10/28/2015
Originally Published: 10/27/2015
Installation of new advanced wastewater treatment system begins at home of Mattituck lottery winner
Source: Southold Local

Posted: 10/28/2015
Originally Published: 10/27/2015
Suffolk County bans microbeads
Source: Fox 5 New York

Posted: 10/28/2015
Originally Published: 10/27/2015
While Ulster considers, Suffolk County bans microbeads in toiletries
Source: Daily Freeman News

Posted: 10/28/2015
Originally Published: 10/6/2015
Suffolk Legislature passes ban on microbeads
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 10/27/2015
Originally Published: 10/27/2015
Suffolk County bans microbeads in soap, facial scrubs
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/26/2015
Originally Published: 10/25/2015
Heavy water consumption at Hamptons estates -- including ones owned by David Koch, Calvin Klein strain system, officials
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/23/2015
Originally Published: 10/20/2015
Sen. Tim Kennedy calling for state ban on Triclosan
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 10/23/2015
Originally Published: 10/20/2015
Kennedy proposes ban on cleaning chemical
Source: WIVB Buffalo

Posted: 10/23/2015
Originally Published: 10/20/2015
Senator Kennedy Introduces Legislation to Ban Triclosan
Source: Time Warner Cable News

Posted: 10/23/2015
Originally Published: 10/20/2015
Advocates warn of toxic chemical in area waterways
Source: WBFO Buffalo

Posted: 10/22/2015
Originally Published: 10/18/2015
Hearing scheduled on owners' appeal of state ruling to stop Hamptons sand mine expansion
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/22/2015
Originally Published: 10/16/2015
Murphy, others push for federal ban on microbeads in products
Source: New Haven Register

Posted: 10/15/2015
Originally Published: 10/13/2015
New Haven forum brings agreement on need to preserve Plum Island
Source: New Haven Register

Posted: 10/7/2015
Originally Published: 10/7/2015
Suffolk Votes to Wash Free of Microbeads
Source: LongIsland.com

Posted: 10/7/2015
Originally Published: 10/6/2015
Yaphank composting facility crosses hurdle toward construction
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/7/2015
Originally Published: 10/6/2015
Suffolk lawmakers move to sue opiate manufacturers
Source: Newsday

Posted: 10/7/2015
Originally Published: 10/6/2015
Suffolk County Considers Ban On Products That Have Microbeads
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 10/5/2015
Originally Published: 10/1/2015
The chemicals in some everyday soaps threaten Great Lakes water quality
Source: The Buffalo News

September

Posted: 9/30/2015
Originally Published: 9/29/2015
Ideas Abound for A Plum Island Future in Conservationist Hands
Source: East End Beacon

Posted: 9/29/2015
Originally Published: 9/28/2015
NY lawmakers examine possible uses for Plum Island
Source: WRAL

Posted: 9/28/2015
Originally Published: 9/26/2015
LIers hand in old, unused meds at drug take-back event in Copiague
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/28/2015
Originally Published: 9/17/2015
New Haven residents protest dumping contaminated material in harbor
Source: New Haven Register

Posted: 9/25/2015
Originally Published: 9/23/2015
Dispose of your unwanted drugs
Source: The Warwick Advertiser

Posted: 9/25/2015
Originally Published: 9/23/2015
Grant-funded program to find better way to dispose of unwanted pharamceuticals
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 9/25/2015
Originally Published: 9/23/2015
Partnership between Erie County DEP, health care facilities focuses on proper disposal of pharmaceuticals
Source: Niagara Frontier Publications

Posted: 9/18/2015
Originally Published: 9/17/2015
Long Island Sound is ‘not a landfill,’ say environmentalists opposed to open water waste dumping plan
Source: Southold Local

Posted: 9/18/2015
Originally Published: 9/16/2015
Rep. Zeldin joins call to halt Sound dumping
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 9/17/2015
Originally Published: 9/14/2015
Fate of Lake Erie has economic consequences, environmentalists say
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 9/16/2015
Originally Published: 9/16/2015
Albany County Legislators Propose Microbead Ban
Source: Public News Service

Posted: 9/16/2015
Originally Published: 9/14/2015
Forum to focus on Lake Erie water quality
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: 9/16/2015
Originally Published: 9/14/2015
Albany County considers microbead ban after waterway contamination concerns
Source: WNYT Albany

Posted: 9/15/2015
Originally Published: 9/14/2015
Nassau pressing for funds for outfall pipe project at Bay Park plant
Source: Newsday

Posted: 9/14/2015
Originally Published: 9/11/2015
Report: DEC deems plan to move debris unacceptable
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 9/12/2015
Originally Published: 9/11/2015
After microbead ban, officials advise on how to dispose of microbead products
Source: WIVB Buffalo

Posted: 9/10/2015
Originally Published: 9/7/2015
Nitrogen’s threat to the Sound
Source: CT Post

Posted: 9/8/2015
Originally Published: 9/8/2015
Out East, out of waste will come wonders
Source: Newsday

August

Posted: 8/31/2015
Originally Published: 8/28/2015
More Power Plant Comments, But No Decision Yet
Source: The Lansing Star

Posted: 8/31/2015
Originally Published: 8/27/2015
Group Sues N.Y. State Dept. Of Environmental Conservation
Source: WSHU

Posted: 8/27/2015
Originally Published: 8/27/2015
Plaintiff calls National Grid power plant a 'fish-killing machine'
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/26/2015
Originally Published: 8/25/2015
Group claims state DEC, National Grid's Northport cooling system damages aquatic life
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/26/2015
Originally Published: 8/25/2015
As Army Corps Justifies LI Sound Dredge Spoil Plan; East Enders Denounce the Project
Source: East End Beacon

Posted: 8/26/2015
Originally Published: 8/25/2015
Tonawanda braces for end of Huntley era
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 8/25/2015
Originally Published: 8/24/2015
Hearing held to address LI Sound dumping plan
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 8/24/2015
Originally Published: 8/21/2015
Bellone, Suffolk Officials and Environmentalists Announce the Installation of Advanced Onsite Septic System for Suffolk Septic System Lottery Winner
Source: Long Island Exchange

Posted: 8/21/2015
Originally Published: 8/20/2015
Climate Change Blamed For Pushing Lobsters Out Of Long Island Sound
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 8/20/2015
Originally Published: 8/20/2015
One more step toward Sound renewal
Source: CT Post

Posted: 8/18/2015
Originally Published: 8/18/2015
Long Island Sound dredge disposal draft plan released
Source: New Haven Register

Posted: 8/18/2015
Originally Published: 8/12/2015
Coalition calls on Cuomo to fund Bay Park pipe
Source: Long Island Herald

Posted: 8/17/2015
Originally Published: 8/17/2015
Draft plan for disposal of Long Island Sound dredge materials released
Source: The Day

Posted: 8/13/2015
Originally Published: 8/13/2015
Environmentalists add voices to protest against continued dredge-material dumping in Long Island Sound
Source: Southold Local

Posted: 8/12/2015
Originally Published: 8/12/2015
Advocates rallying to stop federal plan to dump in Long Island Sound
Source: Riverhead News Review

Posted: 8/11/2015
Originally Published: 8/11/2015
Board adopts county standards for solar
Source: Newsday

Posted: 8/4/2015
Originally Published: 8/3/2015
New NY rules give public notice of sewage spills
Source: Seattle PI

July

Posted: 7/31/2015
Originally Published: 7/31/2015
Dredged materials dumped into Long Island Sound spur debate
Source: The Day

Posted: 7/28/2015
Originally Published: 7/27/2015
5 towns subpoenaed in sand-mining probe
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 7/22/2015
Originally Published: 7/21/2015
Erie County moves to ban plastic microbeads
Source: WBFO Buffalo

Posted: 7/22/2015
Originally Published: 7/20/2015
Centerport's Yacht Club Beach reopens for the first time since 2008
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/22/2015
Originally Published: 7/20/2015
Erie microbeads ban could start next year
Source: WIVB Buffalo

Posted: 7/20/2015
Originally Published: 7/20/2015
Suffolk beach reopens after yearslong closure
Source: News 12 Long Island

Posted: 7/16/2015
Originally Published: 7/15/2015
Protecting and Enhancing Water Quality on Long Island
Source: Huffington Post

Posted: 7/10/2015
Originally Published: 7/6/2015
Brookhaven officials, concerned about odors and dust, will install monitors at town landfill
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/10/2015
Originally Published: 6/30/2015
Sides Still Vocal on Hydrofracking, Despite Final State Report
Source: WAER Syracuse

Posted: 7/6/2015
Originally Published: 7/5/2015
New for your phone: Sewage pollution alerts
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: 7/5/2015
Originally Published: 7/1/2015
Pesticides banned on municipal playgrounds in CT
Source: CT News

Posted: 7/5/2015
Originally Published: 7/1/2015
CT about to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products
Source: CT News

Posted: 7/1/2015
Originally Published: 7/1/2015
State DEC chief Joe Martens stepping down
Source: Newsday

Posted: 7/1/2015
Originally Published: 6/30/2015
Bill passed bans sale, manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products
Source: WFSB Hartford

June

Posted: 6/24/2015
Originally Published: 6/22/2015
New Legislation Could Help Protect, Restore Long Island Sound
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 6/24/2015
Originally Published: 6/22/2015
New bill would help bring millions to clean up Long Island Sound
Source: FiOS1 Long Island

Posted: 6/23/2015
Originally Published: 6/22/2015
Brookhaven officials start planning for town landfill shutdown
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/23/2015
Originally Published: 6/21/2015
North Hempstead's medicine disposal program aims to keep water supplies clean
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/17/2015
Originally Published: 6/16/2015
With Brown & Red Tides In Full Bloom, Experts Strategize Solutions
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 6/16/2015
Originally Published: 6/15/2015
No question: Experts say nitrogen overloading waterways
Source: Shelter Island Reporter

Posted: 6/15/2015
Originally Published: 6/12/2015
County assembles panel to discuss die-off of fish and turtles
Source: Riverhead News Review

Posted: 6/12/2015
Originally Published: 6/11/2015
Pol backs vote to hike sales tax hike for sewers
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/11/2015
Originally Published: 6/10/2015
Making the Most of Public-private Partnerships
Source: Knowledge @ Wharton

Posted: 6/11/2015
Originally Published: 6/10/2015
New York environmental groups push lawmakers to pass bill banning microbeads
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 6/10/2015
Originally Published: 6/9/2015
Long Island environmental group pushes for bill banning microbeads in cosmetics
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/9/2015
Originally Published: 6/9/2015
Patchogue Village bans most single-use, nonrecyclable shopping bags
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/9/2015
Originally Published: 6/8/2015
Schumer Pitches a New Way to Help Fund Bay Park’s Badly Needed Outfall Pipe
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 6/8/2015
Originally Published: 6/8/2015
Schumer: Additional FEMA funds could go toward Bay Park ocean-outfall pipe
Source: Newsday

Posted: 6/5/2015
Originally Published: 6/4/2015
EPA concludes fracking does not lead to 'widespread' problems with water
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 6/2/2015
Originally Published: 6/2/2015
Severe hike in water toxins leading to unparalleled number of turtles being washed up dead
Source: Benchmark Reporter

Posted: 6/1/2015
Originally Published: 5/29/2015
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper protests plan to bury N-waste near Lake Huron
Source: The Buffalo News

May

Posted: 5/29/2015
Originally Published: 5/28/2015
Child Safe Products Act’s Clear Pathway to Passage
Source: Long Island Exchange

Posted: 5/29/2015
Originally Published: 5/28/2015
Walmart agrees to stop selling lawn fertilizer containing damaging phosphorus in New York
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/13/2015
Originally Published: 5/12/2015
Panepinto renews push for S.3612 on 50th anniversary of Gov. Rockefeller's Pure Waters Bond Act, U.S. Clean Water Act
Source: Niagara Frontier Publications

Posted: 5/13/2015
Originally Published: 5/12/2015
Patchogue opts not to vote on plastic bag ban
Source: Newsday

Posted: 5/13/2015
Originally Published: 5/11/2015
New Senate leader seen as a someone with politics in his DNA
Source: The Washington Times

Posted: 5/5/2015
Originally Published: 5/4/2015
Report: Increased Nitrogen Levels Threatening Suffolk County Water Supplies
Source: CBS New York

Posted: 5/4/2015
Originally Published: 5/4/2015
Syracuse University study outlines costs, benefits of proposed power plant pollution rules
Source: The Buffalo News

April

Posted: 4/23/2015
Originally Published: 4/22/2015
Patchogue Village calls for hearing on plastic bag ban
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/23/2015
Originally Published: 4/22/2015
Earth Day Turns 45: Successes and Challenges in Western New York
Source: Time Warner Cable News

Posted: 4/23/2015
Originally Published: 4/21/2015
Brookhaven council member: Bag trash before it goes into residential garbage cans
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/22/2015
Originally Published: 4/21/2015
Higgins announces legislation to protect Great Lakes, update water infrastructure
Source: wnypapers.com

Posted: 4/22/2015
Originally Published: 4/21/2015
Higgins seeks federal aid to upgrade Great Lakes wastewater treatment plants
Source: The Buffalo News

Posted: 4/22/2015
Originally Published: 4/21/2015
Water infrastructure proposal would keep Great Lakes clean
Source: WKBW Buffalo

Posted: 4/21/2015
Originally Published: 4/20/2015
Grant aims to reduce flushed drugs by boosting drop-off locations
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/15/2015
Originally Published: 4/8/2015
Bridgehampton sand mine expansion halted by DEC in Albany after Long Island office OKs plan
Source: Newsday

Posted: 4/3/2015
Originally Published: 4/1/2015
Sewer And Water Infrastructure Funding Praised
Source: WAMC: Northeast Public Radio

March

Posted: 3/28/2015
Originally Published: 3/27/2015
Lawmakers and Advocates Urge Ban of Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants from Products That Expose Children
Source: StamfordPlus.com

Posted: 3/25/2015
Originally Published: 3/23/2015
How the Islip Garbage Barge Saga Compares to the Town’s Toxic Dumping Scandal
Source: Long Island Press

Posted: 3/20/2015
Originally Published: 3/19/2015
FEMA again denies funds for ocean outfall pipe at Bay Park sewage plant
Source: Newsday

Posted: 3/11/2015
Originally Published: 3/11/2015
Lawmakers Seek to Ban Plastic Microbeads In Toothpaste, Cosmetics
Source: Hartford Courant

Posted: 3/9/2015
Originally Published: 3/9/2015
Schumer urges action on concerns about power pole pesticide
Source: Newsday

Posted: 3/5/2015
Originally Published: 3/3/2015
LI coalition asks for larger share of state budget
Source: News 12 Long Island

February

Posted: 2/27/2015
Originally Published: 2/27/2015
East End legislators at odds over bill to study Millstone power plant impacts
Source: Riverhead Local

Posted: 2/25/2015
Originally Published: 2/24/2015
Environmental group raises concerns about Brookhaven Town landfill
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/23/2015
Originally Published: 2/20/2015
Despite state policy, LI power plants continue to damage aquatic life
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/20/2015
Originally Published: 2/18/2015
Hoping Village Residents Will Tote It
Source: The Long Island Advance

Posted: 2/16/2015
Originally Published: 2/12/2015
Bay Park sewage treatment plant to get $150 million for nitrogen removal system after all, officials say
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/16/2015
Originally Published: 2/12/2015
DEC's First Long Island Take Back Day For Healthcare Facilities a Success
Source: Westhampton Patch

Posted: 2/12/2015
Originally Published: 2/11/2015
Bosworth calls on EPA to ban Penta from utility poles
Source: The Island Now

Posted: 2/12/2015
Originally Published: 2/11/2015
Schumer urges FAA approve airport land transfer to jumpstart sewer project
Source: The Long Island Advance

Posted: 2/11/2015
Originally Published: 2/10/2015
State environmental officers dispose of old meds at Nassau nursing homes to keep drugs out of water supply
Source: Newsday

Posted: 2/9/2015
Originally Published: 2/7/2015
Lack of financial support casts doubt over upgrades at Nassau sewer plant
Source: Newsday

January

Posted: 1/28/2015
Originally Published: 1/28/2015
Full house for EnCon hearing
Source: Capitol Confidential

Posted: 1/22/2015
Originally Published: 1/22/2015
'Today's the day to save the bay!'
Source: LI Herald

Posted: 1/15/2015
Originally Published: 1/15/2015
State's 10-year plan tackles ocean resource monitoring
Source: Newsday